Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
The South African leader's daughter says he has improved after fears he has been close to death for weeks with a lung infection. | VIDEO: South Africa celebrates Mandela's 95th birthday
A cold front is moving south today from Canada, but the Northeast and Midwest won't see temperatures out of the 90s until the weekend. | MORE: Strong storms bring rain, wind, hail to metro Atlanta | PHOTOS: Your storm photos
Premium content: Atlanta Democratic Rep. John Lewis crossed the Capitol on Wednesday to demand urgency from the U.S. Senate in restoring a key section of the Voting Rights Act. | POLL: Weigh in on the Supreme Court Voting Rights Act decision
The Senate could vote today on a compromise that would erase a planned increase and let undergraduates borrow at 3.85 percent. | CLARK HOWARD: Student loans shouldn't be a burden
As an Illinois state senator, the future president worked for four years to pass a bill requiring police to keep track of the race of people they pulled over.
Premium content: Arkansas, Auburn, Kentucky and Tennessee combined to lose 29 of 32 SEC games last season. Which explains why there are so many new faces at SEC Football Media Days. | VIDEO: Clowney rocks SEC Media Days
Autopsies on the 22 children killed when they ate the free meals traced the insecticide to either the food or cooking oil. | VIDEO: Free lunch turns deadly in India
In a close-up photo, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev looks more like a young Bob Dylan or Jim Morrison than the man suspected in the Boston Marathon bombing. | MORE: Rolling Stone defends cover
The annual pop-culture celebration — featuring the planet's hottest films, TV shows, video games and comic books — blasts off today in San Diego. | MORE: Latest Dragon*Con headlines
"House of Cards" and "Arrested Development" are Netflix-only series vying with favorites "Homeland" and "Modern Family" for TV's biggest awards today. | VIDEO: Emmy nomination predictions 2013 | ALSO: When are the Emmy Awards?