10 Things to Know for Friday

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

1. OBAMA BACKS CLINTON

It is all part of a campaign aimed at easing the former secretary of state’s rival Bernie Sanders toward the exit and turning fully to the fight against Republican Donald Trump.

2. WHO IS FED UP WITH POLITICS AS USUAL

Billionaire Charles Koch turns his attention away from the presidential race and directs his private company to begin airing ads that encourage Americans to work together to fix the economy.

3. U.S. MOVING TO EXPAND AIRSTRIKES IN AFGHANISTAN

There is a broad desire to give the military greater ability to help the Afghan forces fight and win the war, a senior U.S. defense official tells the AP.

4. HOUSE PASSES BILL TO HELP EASE PUERTO RICO’S DEBT

The bipartisan vote is 297-127 for the legislation that will allow restructuring of some of the U.S. territory’s $70 billion debt.

5. WHY IRAQI FIGHTERS BREAK RAMADAN FAST

They are trying to retake the Islamic State-held city of Fallujah, and both sides say the Muslim holy month gives their struggle a greater significance.

6. WHAT THE LATEST ADVICE ON ZIKA IS

The WHO says women who live in areas where the virus is spreading should consider delaying pregnancy.

7. MUHAMMAD ALI REMEMBERED AS ICON WHO PUSHED FOR UNITY

He “was the people’s champion and champion he did the cause of his people,” says Sherman Jackson, a Muslim scholar.

8. FORMER WORLD BANK ECONOMIST CELEBRATES WIN IN PERU ELECTION

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski garners 50.1 percent compared to 49.9 percent for the daughter of imprisoned ex-President Alberto Fujimori.

9. TOP ‘HAMILTON’ PREMIUM TICKET PUSHED TO RECORD $849

But lead producer Jeffrey Sellers also opens access for people unable to spend hundreds by increasing the number of last-minute digital lottery seats for $10 from 21 to 46 people.

10. PALACE RELEASES NEW PORTRAIT OF QUEEN BY ANNIE LEIBOVITZ

The monarch is shown in a soft-toned image with her husband, Prince Philip, at Windsor Castle just after Easter. Both are smiling, but only just.

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