10 Things to Know for Monday

Mia Gonzalez holds a flower and artificial candle as she takes part in a vigil at San Fernando Cathedral for victims who died as a result of being transported in a tractor-trailer, Sunday, July 23, 2017, in San Antonio. Several people died after being crammed into a sweltering tractor-trailer found parked outside a Walmart in the midsummer Texas heat, authorities said Sunday in what they described as an immigrant-smuggling attempt gone wrong. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:
1. SENATE PREPARES TO VOTE ON GOP HEALTH BILL

But since Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is keeping details under wraps, it’s unclear whether the legislation will seek to replace or repeal “Obamacare,” says GOP Sen. John Thune.

2. AT LEAST 9 DIE IN BOTCHED IMMIGRANT SMUGGLING ATTEMPT

Some 17 others remain hospitalized in poor condition after they were found crammed in a sweltering tractor-trailer parked in the midsummer Texas heat.

3. HOW TRUMP MIGHT HANDLE NEW RUSSIA SANCTIONS BILL

The White House indicates that the president would sign a sweeping Russia sanctions measure, which Congress could consider this week.

4. WHAT NEW WHITE HOUSE COMMUNICATIONS CHIEF HOPES TO ACCOMPLISH

Anthony Scaramucci pledges to begin “an era of a new good feeling” while also cracking down on leaks.

5. ‘OLD IRONSIDES’ SET TO RETURN TO WATER

The USS Constitution is going back to its Boston Harbor berth after the 220-year-old ship spent two years in dry dock undergoing major repairs.

6. 2 JORDANIANS KILLED, 1 ISRAELI WOUNDED BY GUNFIRE IN AMMAN

The shootings erupted in a residential building in the heavily fortified Israeli embassy compound in Jordan’s capital.

7. N.J. WEIGHS GIVING POLICE PRESCRIPTION DRUG DATABASE ACCESS

Supporters of the legislation argue it would help officials target physicians who might be illicitly prescribing powerful prescription medications.

8. REPORT: S. SUDAN SEXUAL VIOLENCE ON ‘MASSIVE SCALE’

Four years into South Sudan’s devastating civil war, the world’s youngest nation is reeling from an epidemic of sexual violence, Amnesty International reports.

9. WHY WONDER WOMAN HAS REASON TO CELEBRATE

The superhero pic is now the highest-grossing film of the summer with $398 million from North American theaters — and a possible sequel in the works.

10. ‘ABSOLUTELY A DREAM COME TRUE’

That’s what Jordan Spieth says about his British Open win, after rallying past Matt Kuchar.

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