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May 23, 2013

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1. OBAMA TO REMAKE COUNTERTERRORISM POLICY

The president will announce changes in the way the U.S. conducts unmanned drone strikes after disclosing that a fourth U.S. citizen had been killed in secretive strikes abroad.

2. SOLDIER HACKED TO DEATH ON LONDON STREET

British officials say the attack appears to be a terrorist strike, possibly motivated by radical Islam.

3. BOSTON SUSPECT TIED TO CHECHEN MAN SHOT DURING FBI INTERVIEW

Officials say the man linked to Tamerlan Tsarnaev implicated himself in a 2011 triple shooting in suburban Boston.

4. BOY SCOUTS TO VOTE ON GAY BAN

The Scouts' national leadership will cast ballots on a resolution that won't exclude Scouts based on sexual orientation.

5. REMEMBERING OKLAHOMA'S YOUNGEST VICTIMS

Ten children were among the 24 people killed by the tornado, including 9-year-old softball star Sydney Angle and JaNae Hornsby, who could light up a room.

6. WHY FUKUSHIMA IS LOOKING FOR HELP

The AP reports the Japan plant that melted down in 2011 can barely keep enough workers to monitor the three broken reactors, with some workers quitting because of radiation exposure.

7. WHERE TEEN BIRTH RATES ARE FALLING

The mountain states of Colorado, Idaho, Arizona, Nevada and Utah saw the biggest drops, and Hispanic rates dropped sharply in more than 20 states.

8. OLDEST TO TOP EVEREST

An 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer reached the summit today, but his record may only last a few days: An 81-year-old Nepalese man is right behind him.

9. TEEN WHO WROTE FAREWELL SONG DIES

Zach Sobiech, whose song "Clouds" became a YouTube sensation that attracted more than 4 million views and led iTunes, died of bone cancer at 18.

10. LEBRON HITS BUZZER-BEATER IN PLAYOFF CLASSIC

James made a layup as time expired in overtime to put the Heat ahead of the Pacers, 103-102 in a wild Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.

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