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10 for today: Friday, May 9

10 for today: Friday, May 9

'JOHNNY FOOTBALL:'The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from Texas A&M went No. 22 to the Cleveland Browns. Photo: Associated Press

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. RUSSIA MARKS VICTORY DAY WITH MASSIVE PARADE

Moscow shows off its military muscle to celebrate victory over Nazi Germany, at a time when the world’s attention is focused on the pro-Russian insurgency in Ukraine.

2. WHERE ‘JOHNNY FOOTBALL’ WENT IN NFL DRAFT

The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from Texas A&M went No. 22 to the Cleveland Browns.

3. HOW DEMOCRATS FEEL ABOUT BENGHAZI PROBE

With clear divisions, they are weighing whether to participate in a new investigation of the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya.

4. INJURIES REPORTED AT THAI PROTEST

Police fire tear gas and water cannons to push back hundreds of protesters trying to force their way into a government compound.

5. ORTHODOX PATRIARCH EYES UNITY IN VISIT WITH POPE

In an interview with AP, Bartholomew I says a meeting with Francis in Jerusalem this month will help move the two churches closer to ending their nearly 1,000-year divide.

6. HOW ONE INMATE NEARLY EVADED A 98-YEAR TERM

A Colorado man who was released from prison 90 years early due to a clerical error has returned to serve the rest of his sentence.

7. WHAT VERMONT IS DOING DIFFERENTLY REGARDING FOOD

The Green Mountain state has become the first to require labeling of genetically modified organisms.

8. HOW RUBIO IS TESTING THE POLITICAL WATERS

The Republican senator from Florida is returning to the presidential campaign circuit and beefing up a political organization that could lay the groundwork for a White House bid in 2016.

9. LOYAL TO ZIP-UP GODZILLA, JAPAN WARY OF U.S. REMAKE

In the country where the fire-breathing monster first stomped, fans wonder if the remake will be a tribute or an embarrassment to its legacy.

10. STERLING’S ESTRANGED WIFE SAYS SHE’LL FIGHT CLIPPERS SALE

The NBA may want to install new ownership, but Shelly Sterling “will not agree to a forced or involuntary seizure” of her 50 percent stake in the team, her lawyers say.

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New Class of State Prison Guards Graduates

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There are now some new people to work at some of the state's prisons.

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Springfield Man Tased, Eludes Police, Turns Self In

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A Springfield man is in custody, charged with disarming and aggravated battery of a peace officer among other charges.

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Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George Dies

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Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex abuse scandal, has died.

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NIU Offers Course on “Game of Thrones”

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Northern Illinois University has an honors-level course called "Game of Thrones, Television, and Medieval History."