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June 11, 2014

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

1. CANTOR DEFEAT SENDS SHOCK WAVES THROUGH GOP

Tea party challenger Dave Brat wins a stunning upset victory against the House majority leader in the 7th District Republican primary contest in Virginia.

2. OHIO, ILLINOIS SOLDIERS AMONG FIVE DEAD IN AFGHANISTAN

One of the American GIs killed by a U.S. airstrike was deployed a month after his father died and another one was engaged to be married.

3. US DOUBTS IRAQI PREMIER CAN STEM VIOLENCE

With no prospects for the emergence of a new leader who can stop further Sunni Muslim insurgency gains, the Obama administration is largely resigned to continue working with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

4. HOW A SYRIAN WOMAN SURVIVED THE HOMS BLOCKADE

The 65-year-old pharmacist, who was stuck in her house for nearly two years, got through by reading books, eating plants and refusing to look in the mirror, believing that seeing her withered state might break her spirit.

5. WHO WILL TESTIFY IN CONGRESS ABOUT PRISONER SWAP

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will face the House Armed Services Committee, which is investigating Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release.

6. FAITH IN EMERGING MARKETS ON THE RISE

Brazil, South Africa, India, Indonesia and Turkey now seem a lot more appealing to investors after taking steps to boost their economies.

7. WHAT CONSEQUENCE THE WEALTH GAP HAS

As fewer Americans can now afford newly built homes in the close-in neighborhoods they desire, many builders sell fewer houses at higher prices.

8. WHISKEY WAR UNDERWAY IN TENNESSEE

Owners of the rival brands Jack Daniels and George Dickel clash over the right to label their drink the state's authentic style of the drink.

9. WHAT BRAZIL'S PRESIDENT IS DEFENDING IN TELEVISED ADDRESS

Dilma Rousseff urges her fellow countrymen to support the World Cup and rebukes the "pessimists" who complain the country shouldn't be hosting the event.

10. J.LO TO SING AT WORLD CUP AFTER ALL

The 44-year-old singer confirms she is flying to Brazil to perform the official tune "We Are One (Ole Ola)" during the tournament's opening ceremony after FIFA officials announced earlier this week that she wouldn't.

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  • U.S. warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries

    U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three West African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola.

    August 1, 2014

  • 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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