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June 3, 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. FIRE AT CHINA POULTRY FARM KILLS AT LEAST 119

Workers were trapped inside the large concrete buildings after explosions in the plant's electrical system apparently started the blaze.

2. THE WORST OF THE WEATHER MAY BE OVER

As Midwestern states deal with the aftermath of tornadoes and the northeast addresses power outages, meteorologists say no more severe weather is anticipated today.

3. WIKILEAKS TRIAL FOR MANNING BEGINS TODAY

The former Army private faces a charge of aiding the enemy in addition to other accusations after admitting to sending information to the anti-secrecy website.

4. WHY A WOMAN PRAYED BEFORE KILLING HER FAMILY

Documents obtained by The AP show Susan Hendricks asked her two sons and ex-husband to pray with her for her oldest son before she shot them all.

5. HOW MILITARY COMMANDERS WILL DEAL WITH SEXUAL ASSAULTS

The nation's top generals will testify before the Senate Tuesday on how they can modify the military justice system to cut down on such incidents.

6. NO END IN SIGHT FOR PROTESTS IN TURKEY

Violence flares in Istanbul between a group of demonstrators and police on the fourth day of demonstrations.

7. PISTORIUS IS BACK IN THE SPOTLIGHT

The double-amputee Olympian is due back in court Tuesday at a hearing before his trial on charges he murdered girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

8. ANGELINA JOLIE STEPS BACK INTO THE LIMELIGHT

The actress greets fans at the London premiere of Brad Pitt's "World War Z," her first public appearance since announcing her double mastectomy.

9. WHAT'S BEHIND HAWAII'S CHANGING WEATHER

Declining trade winds are causing increased humidity in the tropical paradise and pushing some residents inside their air-conditioned homes.

10. HEAT, PACERS HEAD INTO GAME 7

To the winner, a trip to the NBA Finals. To the loser, an offseason loaded with regret.

 

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