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June 12, 2013

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1. TURKEY PRIME MINISTER TO FACE PROTESTERS

Recep Tayyip Erdogan's meeting with activists today comes after hours of clashes in Istanbul between protesters and police who fired tear gas into the crowds.

2. NSA HEAD TO FACE CONGRESS

Gen. Keith Alexander will field senators' questions about the surveillance by U.S. spy agencies after many called for an end to them.

3. SYRIA DENOUNCES 'MASSACRE' OF CIVILIANS

Activists said rebels attacked a village that killed dozens of Shiites; a government official said many were older people and children.

4. OPENING THE DOOR FOR IMMIGRANTS

In Spanish and English, the Senate pushes contentious immigration legislation over early procedural hurdles as Obama urges "The moment is now."

5. THE STORM THAT COULD HIT 1 IN FIVE AMERICANS

The derecho, a weather event that could span hundreds of miles from Iowa to Maryland, is likely to generate tornadoes, power outages and oppressive heat.

6. CLEVELAND KIDNAP SUSPECT HEADS TO COURT

Ariel Castro was to be arraigned today on hundreds of charges related to the kidnapping and rape of three women found in his home.

7. STUNNING WORDS FROM THE VATICAN

Pope Francis says a "gay lobby" is at work at the Vatican and acknowledges he isn't particularly adept at administration, notes from a private audience reveal.

8. LEAKER'S GIRLFRIEND 'STILL SHOCKED'

Lindsay Mills' father says he doesn't know where his daughter is now; she wrote, "my world has opened and closed" after revelations that Edward Snowden leaked classified secrets.

9. ANOTHER REASON BRITS ARE HAPPY ABOUT ROYAL BABY

Officials hope the birth next month of an heir to the throne could boost consumer confidence and the UK's sluggish economy.

10. NONSTARS STAND OUT AS SPURS BLOW OUT THE HEAT

Danny Green scored 27 points and Gary Neal made six 3-pointers while scoring 24 as San Antonio drubbed Miami 113-77, taking a 2-1 lead in the finals series.

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  • After 6 weeks, finally a deal on VA health care

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  • Brother sues W.Va. senator over business loan

    U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin III faces a $1.7 million civil suit filed by a brother over a lifeline to save a family carpet business.

    July 25, 2014

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