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June 9, 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 today:

1. TALIBAN BEHIND ATTACK ON PAKISTAN AIRPORT

The insurgents claimed responsibility for the brazen five-hour siege of Karachi's international terminal that left 18 people dead.

2. FIVE DEAD IN LAS VEGAS SHOOTINGS

Police say a man and a woman killed three people, including two law enforcement officers, then committed suicide at a Walmart.

3. HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON LAUNCHES BOOK TOUR

The former Secretary of State will kick off a campaign to promote her memoir, "Hard Choices," that might unveil overtones of a potential presidential bid in 2016.

4. WHERE THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN IS HEATING UP

A race to replace Shimon Peres as Israel's head of state is nearing an end, with five contenders facing off in parliament to become the country's next president.

5. HOW WAR CHANGED FAMED DAMASCUS STORYTELLER'S LIFE

One of the few remaining traditional reciter-performers of old Arab legends, Rashid Hallak is now a 70-year-old broken man, whose life was upended by Syria's conflict.

6. WHO WANTS TO WOO BLACK VOTERS

The GOP is trying to recruit the African-American constituency in the South and other key states, a new priority for a mostly white party looking uncertainly at a country becoming a lot more diverse.

7. THE TONYS LIVE UP TO EXPECTATIONS

It is always one of the most entertaining award shows of the year, and this time, again, it didn't disappoint with a singing Hugh Jackman and a gender-bending Neil Patrick Harris.

8. NEVADA NATIVE WINS MISS USA TITLE

The 24-year-old Nia Sanchez, a fourth-degree black belt in the Korean martial art of taekwondo, will go on to represent the U.S. at the Miss Universe competition later this year.

9. THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR PLAYIN'

Nike, adidas, Puma and other shoemakers are all offering new and innovative looks for this summer's World Cup, which opens in Brazil this week.

10. NADAL WINS 9TH FRENCH OPEN, 14TH MAJOR

The top-seeded Spaniard wore down No. 2 Novak Djokovic in a muggy final in Paris.

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    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.

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  • 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

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    July 25, 2014

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