TGIF! 10 things to know for Friday

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

1. JOBS NUMBERS WILL DEFINE SUMMER CAMPAIGN: All eyes are on the employment report coming out at 8:30 a.m. as President Obama and rival Mitt Romney press ahead with campaign four months before Election Day.

2. MIDWEST CAN'T GET HEAT RELIEF: St. Louis, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Chicago and several other Midwest cities already have set record highs this week or are on the verge of doing so.

3. FARM PARODY GOES VIRAL: "I'm Farming and I Grow It" video has become an Internet sensation with more than 3.2 million views since it was posted June 25 on YouTube.

4. FRIENDS OF SYRIA MEETING TO PRESS ASSAD: As one senior member of the president's inner circle defects, 80-nation gathering seeks action on peace plan.

5. CONSERVATIVE TEACHERS WARY OF DEMOCRATIC DIGS AT THEIR VIEWS: Republican educators balk at Obama-centric convention that leaves them on the sidelines.

6. ORGANIZERS SAY LONDON OLYMPICS WILL SURVIVE RAINY WEATHER: Officials say they have prepared well for every weather eventuality.

7. WHY AN OREGON LAW IS MAKING IDAHO POLICE UNHAPPY: Medical marijuana runs across the two states' border are on the rise. So are police crackdowns.

8. MEXICAN VOTE COUNT CONFIRMS PENA NIETO'S VICTORY: Longtime ruling party set to return to power after 12 years.

9. WHAT A SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN IS TRYING TO DO IN THE EMIRATES: Inspired by the power of Twitter in the Arab Spring, this campaign is seeking a crackdown on women's skimpy fashions in the Gulf country.

10. SERENA WILLIAMS REACHES SEVENTH WIMBLEDON FINAL: With a tournament-record 24 aces, Williams finds herself up for her 14th Grand Slam title in Saturday's final.

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