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June 16, 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. BERGDAHL SWAP DEAL MEANS LITTLE FOR AFGHAN-TALIBAN TALKS

Any peace negotiations between Kabul and its fundamentalist foes are on hold till a new president takes over in Afghanistan.

2. HOW IRAQ CHAOS COULD INFLUENCE OBAMA ON AFGHANISTAN

The turmoil raises questions about whether the U.S. president's plans to keep a small military presence in Afghanistan until the end of 2016 can prevent similar violence there.

3. WHO THE NEW NBA CHAMPIONS ARE

The San Antonio Spurs win their 5th title, beating the Miami Heat 104-87 in Game 5 of the finals.

4. FORTY EIGHT KILLED IN ARMED ASSAULT ON KENYAN TOWN

The authorities are blaming an al-Qaida-linked Somali group for the deadly attack.

5. WHAT'S ON THE MENU AT THE WORLD CUP

Parmesan for the Italian team, Cheerios for the Americans and chipotle chiles for the Mexicans--each team is making sure its players get top nutrition and familiar dishes away from home.

6. MOSCOW HOPES TO SPUR CRIMEAN TOURISM WITH SUBSIDIZED PACKAGE TOURS

Russia is paying to revive its citizens' love for the region's coast despite its aging charm and infrastructure.

7. CAR RACING LEGEND OUT OF COMA

Michael Schumacher, the Formula One ex-champion, has left the French hospital where he has been treated for nearly six months after a skiing accident.

8. VOICE OF 'AMERICAN TOP 40,' 'SHAGGY' GOES SILENT

Casey Kasem, who counted down the hits for a quarter century, died at 82 after suffering the effects of dementia.

9. COLOMBIANS RE-ELECT LEADER IN A VOTE FOR PEACE

President Santos' victory signals public approval of his peaceful bid to end the nation's decades-long guerrilla conflict.

10. BARISTAS TO GET BARGAIN ON THEIR EDUCATION

Starbucks is offering 135,000 of its U.S. employees steep discounts on online college degrees.

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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

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    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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