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June 27, 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. UKRAINE, EU SIGN HISTORIC TRADE, ECONOMIC PACT

President Petro Poroshenko says the association agreement with Brussels may be the "most important day" for his country since it became independent from the Soviet Union.

2. OBAMA SEEKS MILLIONS TO TRAIN, EQUIP VETTED SYRIAN REBELS

The request in effect opens a second front in the fight against Islamic militants threatening to overwhelm Iraq.

3. NYC JAILS NEGLECT SUICIDE PRECAUTIONS

Investigative documents show safeguards designed to prevent inmates from harming themselves weren't followed.

4. U.S. WILL URGE CHINA TO RESUME CYBER SECURITY TALKS

Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel says Washington will make the request in Beijing next month.

5. HOW OBAMA'S USE OF POWER IS TESTED

Critics of the president's executive authority feel emboldened by a unanimous Supreme Court verdict that the president violated the Constitution in 2012.

6. HILLARY CLINTON IS SEEN AS A HARDWORKING CHAMPION OF WOMEN--AND A WEALTHY ELITIST

If the former Secretary of State decides to run for president again, how voters see her could play a role in whether she's able to win the White House.

7. CYCLING'S GREATEST RACE PAYING TRIBUTE TO WWI

The 12th year of the Tour de France was underway the day the conflict began. Several stages of the event this year will run along killing fields, trenches and fronts.

8. WHAT YOU'LL SEE AT GAY PRIDE PARADES--BESIDES SPEEDOS AND FORMAL GOWNS

The more conventional participants are some of America's most well-known companies: From Starbucks to eBay to Macy's, corporations are becoming increasingly visible as sponsors.

9. GROUP OF DEATH NOW FACES SUDDEN DEATH

The U.S. makes it to the knockout phase of the World Cup, playing Belgium next week in the round of 16.

10. WHO WENT 1-2-3 IN NBA DRAFT

Cleveland chose Andrew Wiggins, Milwaukee selected Jabari Parker and Philadelphia took Joel Embiid.

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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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