7 things to know now: Russian attack; UNC wins; Rice and unmasking

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7 things to know now: Russian attack; UNC wins; Rice and unmasking

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Chip Somodevilla
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 22: White House National Security Advisor Susan Rice briefs reporters about President Barack Obama's upcoming trip to Africa in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House July 22, 2015 in Washington, DC. Obama is traveling this week to Kenya and Ethiopia. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today.

What to know now:

1. Russian subway attack: Fourteen people were killed Monday in a bomb attack in a subway in Russia. So far, there has been no claim of responsibility, but authorities say they have identified one of the attackers – a Russian citizen. Russian President Vladimir Putin was visiting St. Petersburg when the attack happened at the Sennaya Square station. Russian authorities also found a second unexploded explosive device. A suicide bomber is suspected in the attack, they said.

2. UNC wins championship: It was close all the way to the end, but the North Carolina Tar Heels hung on to beat Gonzaga 71-65 in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship game. The win came a year after the Tar Heels lost on an agonizing last-second shot.

3. Shower shooter charged: A Washington state man who shot and killed an intruder he said he found in a shower in a home he owned is facing second-degree murder charges. Bruce Fanning, 59, of Mason County, said he saw the man in the shower, fled the home, then returned with a gun and shot the man he said threatened him. Nathaniel Rosa, 31, was shot four times. Rosa worked at a nearby school, and was described as a “compassionate educator.” Police say Fanning was charged because the facts didn’t support his claim of self-defense.

4. Filing suit for records: USA Today has filed suit against the Justice Department to get records of any FBI surveillance of Donald Trump or his aides. The newspaper asked the court to compel the FBI to turn over records of surveillance of Trump collected during the 2016 presidential election.

5. Susan Rice and unmasking: A former national security official says Susan Rice asked that some names in intelligence reports be “unmasked,” or revealed, because she wanted to better understand the context in which they appeared in intelligence reports. The former official said Rice, who was at the time the National Security Adviser, did not ask that the information be disseminated broadly to other agencies. Bloomberg News reported that Rice requested the unmasking of the names collected in the surveillance, something that is not done often. Rice said last month that she knew nothing about Trump officials being mentioned in intelligence reports.

And one more

Tuesday is Equal Pay Day, the day that symbolizes how far into the following year women must work to make the same salary as men do in the previous year. The National Committee on Equal Pay began the observance in 1996 to show that women, on average, must work longer to receive the same pay as men do for the same job in the United States.

 

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