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10 things to know, Friday, May 11


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

1. U.N. troubled by escalating aggression

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls for an immediate halt to “all hostile acts” to avoid “a new conflagration” in the Middle East in the wake of Israel's bombardment of Iranian targets inside Syria.

2. Who’s taking a stand against Trump’s nuclear deal pullout

France's finance minister says European countries should push back harder against Washington and not act as “vassals” to the U.S.

3. Pacific paradise under threat

A Hawaii volcano that has destroyed some two dozen homes now threatens to blow its top and hurl ash and refrigerator-sized boulders miles into the air.

4. Championing the president for Peace Prize

A growing list of supporters is pushing the Nobel committee to consider Trump for the world's most coveted diplomatic award, but there are smirks and eye rolls in Europe.

5. Migration policy setbacks fuel president’s anger

Trump unloaded on Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen at a heated cabinet meeting, railing against her for failing to stop illegal border crossings.

6. Which Asian city-state will host historic summit

Singapore's diplomatic ties with North Korea and its relative proximity make it a natural choice for the landmark gathering between Trump and Kim Jong Un.

7. The Las Vegas of the East Coast places its chips

Atlantic City marks its 40th anniversary of casino gambling by reopening two shuttered clubs, despite concerns in some quarters that it might be repeating old missteps.

8. Balloting comes after hard-fought conflict

Iraqis vote Saturday in the first parliamentary election since the country declared victory over the Islamic State extremist group.

9. Tragedy down under

A family of seven, including four children, is found dead with gunshot wounds in southwest Australia in what could be the country's worst mass shooting in 22 years.

10. Back again in a galaxy far, far away

Hollywood played host to the world premiere of “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” depicting the early years of smuggler Han Solo, now played by Alden Ehrenreich.

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