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June 6, 2014

10 things to know for today

CHICAGO — Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:

1. SCANDAL OVER VA WAIT TIMES GROWS

The agency's acting chief reveals that 18 more Phoenix-area veterans died after being left off an official appointment list.

2. HOW GM IS DEALING WITH IGNITION-SWITCH SCANDAL

The company says it has fired 15 employees and will compensate victims of crashes linked to at least 13 deaths.

3. WHITE HOUSE: WORRY OVER BERGDAHL'S SAFETY DROVE SWAP

The administration says it didn't notify Congress about the pending prisoner exchange because of intelligence the Taliban might kill him if the deal leaked.

4. OBAMA, ALLIES GIVE PUTIN A CHOICE

The Western leaders say Russia can avoid more sanctions by following several steps aimed at easing tensions in Ukraine.

5. 4 SHOT, ONE FATALLY, AT SEATTLE SCHOOL

The gunfire at a private Christian university follows a spate of recent shootings on or near college campuses in the U.S.

6. OBAMA NOMINEE CONFIRMED TO RUN HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Sylvia Mathews Burwell now turns her attention to trying to make sure "Obamacare" works as it should.

7. ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS MOUNT FRESH SLAUGHTER

Disguised as Nigerian soldiers, Boko Haram militants kill hundreds of villagers in a new attack.

8. WHAT HURDLES WAL-MART FACES

Nowadays, low prices and one-stop shopping can be just a few clicks away on a tablet computer or mobile phone.

9. WHY D-DAY ANNIVERSARY HAS ADDED POIGNANCY

With many D-Day veterans now in their 90s, this year may be the last that many will be able to make the journey back to Normandy.

10. WOMEN'S FINAL SET AT FRENCH OPEN

Maria Sharapova will be favored to win a second championship at Roland Garros when she faces the relatively little-known Simona Halep.

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  • State Dept: 'No American is proud' of tactics

    The State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA’s interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks, a report that accuses the agency of brutally treating terror suspects and misleading Congress, according to a White House document.

    July 31, 2014

  • Rodden, Danny.jpg Indiana sheriff accused of lying about relationship with prostitute

    The sheriff of Clark County, Ind., faces an eight-count federal indictment that accuses him of lying about paying a prostitute for a sex act and giving her a badge so that she could claim a discount rate at a hotel.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • 20140727-AMX-GUNS271.jpg Beretta, other gun makers heading to friendlier states

    In moving south and taking 160 jobs with it, Beretta joins several other prominent gunmakers abandoning liberal states that passed tough gun laws after the Newtown shooting.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fast food comes to standstill in China

    The shortage of meat is the result of China's latest food scandal, in which a Shanghai supplier allegedly tackled the problem of expired meat by putting it in new packaging and shipping it to fast-food restaurants around the country

    July 29, 2014

  • Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer

    Medicare's finances are looking brighter, the government said Monday. The program's giant hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 — four years later than last year's estimate.

    July 28, 2014

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

    After more than six weeks of sometimes testy talks, House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.

    July 28, 2014

  • 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

  • Official: Hospital gunman intended to kill others

    A psychiatric patient ranted about a hospital gun ban before opening fire at the suburban medical complex, killing his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back, authorities said Friday.

    July 25, 2014

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    July 25, 2014

  • Illinois woman, 47, dies rescuing boy in Wisc. lake ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — Friends and family are mourning the death of an Illinois woman who drowned while rescuing a 9-year-old boy in a Wisconsin lake.The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports 47-year-old Karen Wessel of Arlington Heights d

    July 25, 2014

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