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What's News Today, Friday, July 26, 2013

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Starting today, a group backing President Barack Obama's agenda will start airing a national television ad to reinforce the president's economic proposals. Organizing for Action said the 60 second ad will air on national cable channels for about two weeks.

Ohio prosecutors are close to a plea deal with the man charged with kidnapping three women and keeping them in his home for nearly a decade. That deal, which Ariel Castro is expected to accept, is life in prison without parole plus 1,000 years. Sources involved in the investigation tell NBC News the deal would allow Castro to avoid the death penalty and a long trial. The terms of the deal are likely to become public at a court hearing this morning.

Also today, Army Private 1st Class Bradley Manning's defense team will make its closing statement in his court-martial. Following a rebuttal by the government, the judge will begin deliberations in the non-jury trial. The soldier has been charged with 21 crimes including aiding the enemy and could face life in prison.

Changes in local healthcare could come today. Danville Regional Medical Center (DRMH) and other regional institutions will make a major announcement today they say will focus on further enhancing the quality of healthcare education in the region. The news conference is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. at DRMH.

Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Foreign Relations Committee, will visit the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay today. The visit is closed to the media.

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