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11 Things You Need to Know for Friday, July 26

(WXIA) -- It's finally Friday, and as you get ready for the weekend, use this list to be in the know on local and national headlines. 

1. Tim Hudson surgery

Braves Pitcher Tim Hudson came back to Atlanta with the team Thursday night, one night after his season-ending ankle injury during the Mets game in New York.

2. Eddie's Trick Shop 

The store filled with costumes, gag gifts, party supplies and other treasures dazzles Marietta. 

3. Pedestrian hit in Cascade

Police are still looking for details where a person was hit just west of Atlanta.  

4. Marietta apartment shooting

A person was shot overnight in Cobblestone Apartments. 

5. Steven Diaz funeral 

The body of 13-year-old Diaz will be laid to rest Friday. The community gathered to say goodbye Thursday. 

6. Trayvon Martin's mother to speak in Philadelphia

The Urban League's Conference is set for later Friday. Thursday, a juror spoke of Zimmerman''s acquittal.  

7. New Atlanta BeltLine patrol

Atlanta police are planning to unveil the new "Path Force Unit," which includes 15 officers assigned to patrol the BeltLine.

8. Green paint splattered on Lincoln Memorial 

An act of vandalism has led to the closure of the Lincoln Memorial until further notice.

9. Weiner says he texted 10 women

Losing ground in the polls and under pressure to quit, New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner revealed Thursday he sent explicit texts to as many as 10 women, including three after he left Congress in disgrace in 2011.

10. Sun all day!

Here is your hour-by-hour forecast for Friday.

11. Friday fun

There are 374 events coming up in and around Atlanta!