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June 10, 2013

10 Things to Know for Monday

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

1. WHY NSA CONTRACTOR OUTED HIMSELF AS SOURCE

Edward Snowden, 29, says he revealed classified documents on surveillance programs because "I was part of something that was doing far more harm than good."

2. WHAT HE RISKED

Experts say Snowden could face decades in prison for the disclosures, if the U.S. can extradite him. He said he had fled to Hong Kong.

3. TALIBAN ATTACKERS KILLED NEAR KABUL AIRPORT

All seven insurgents died in a battle with security forces after trying to attack NATO's airport headquarters with grenades, assault rifles and at least one large bomb.

4. MANDELA'S FAMILY VISITS HIM AT HIS HOSPITAL BEDSIDE

The South African government says the 94-year-old leader's condition is "unchanged" as he spent a third day in the hospital with a lung infection.

5. ZIMMERMAN TRIAL TO BEGIN

Jury selection begins in Florida today in the case of the neighborhood watch volunteer, who says he shot and killed high school student Trayvon Martin because he feared for his life.

6. RIVAL KOREAS TO COME TO TABLE

North and South Korea agreed to senior-level talks this week on stalled cooperation projects, hoping to ease tensions after Pyongyang's recent nuclear threats.

7. GUNMAN IDENTIFIED IN CALIF. SHOOTINGS

Police say 23-year-old John Zawahiri killed his father and older brother, set their house on fire and then shot three others to death in the streets of Santa Monica.

8. HEAT REBOUNDS IN NBA FINALS

LeBron James overcame a terrible start to finish with 17 points as Miami beat San Antonio 103-84 to tie the series at 1-1.

9. 'KINKY BOOTS' TRIUMPHS AT TONYS

The feel-good pop musical won six awards, including best score by Cyndi Lauper, beating its closest rival, British import "Matilda."

10. WHO'S SEEING DOUBLE AT CHICAGO-AREA SCHOOL

There are 24 sets of twins in the fifth grade at Highcrest Middle School, which wants recognition in the Guinness Book of World Records.

 

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