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June 27, 2013

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

1. WHAT'S NEXT IN GAY MARRIAGE FIGHT

Advocates say they will try to legalize same-sex marriages nationwide in the next five years after the U.S. Supreme Court extended federal recognition to the unions.

2. OBAMA HIGHLIGHTS DEMOCRACY IN AFRICA

Thousands of boisterous revelers welcome the president to Senegal, where he is expected to reflect on the country's ties with African-Americans.

3. IMMIGRATION VOTE COULD COME TODAY

Test votes in the Senate show a majority of over 60 votes needed to secure passage of Obama's overhaul of immigration laws. Prospects in the House are still uncertain.

4. UNCERTAINTY SURROUNDING NSA LEAKER GROWS

Snowden still hasn't been heard from and Ecuador's foreign minister says it may take two months to decide whether to grant him asylum.

5. SOUTH AFRICA WAITS AND WORRIES ABOUT MANDELA

The president canceled a visit to Mozambique today after visiting the critically ill anti-apartheid leader in the hospital.

6. VIDEO, TEXT MESSAGES CITED IN HERNANDEZ ARREST

Police say the ex-New England Patriot was seen leaving home with a gun, and the semi-pro player he's accused of killing texted he was with "NFL" hours later.

7. SANDY'S LATEST VICTIM

The remains of a handyman who drowned in a trailer in New York City's Rockaways weren't found until April, six months after the superstorm.

8. PAYING YOUR BILLS IN SPACE

PayPal and two space travel groups are forming a group to investigate what currency might be used beyond Earth's realm once space tourism takes off.

9. SAYING GOODBYE TO GANDOLFINI

The "Sopranos" star will be remembered today at a Manhattan funeral service. Broadway lights were dimmed last night in his honor.

10. TWO BIG NAMES OUSTED AT WIMBLEDON

Seven-time champ Roger Federer and No. 3 seed Maria Sharapova were stunned in the second round by players who weren't ranked in the top 100.

 

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  • Improved outlook for health law WASHINGTON (AP) -- A surge of eleventh-hour enrollments has improved the outlook for President Barack Obama's health care law, with more people signing up overall and a much-needed spark of interest among young adults. Nonetheless, Obama's announceme

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  • U.S. puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, by extending its review of the controversial project indefinitely. In a surprise announcement Friday as Was

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  • Chelsea Clinton [Duplicate] Title of new book:'Hard Choices' WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Hillary Rodham Clinton's upcoming book will be called "Hard Choices," a title that reflects how the potential 2016 presidential candidate may try to define her record as President Barack Obama's secretary of state while she consid

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  • Why do wolves howl?

    Of all the myths that dog the wolf, none is more widely accepted than the idea that wolves howl at the moon. Images of wolves with their heads upturned, singing at the night sky, are as unquestioned as a goldfish's three-second memory or a dog's color-blindness (both also myths).

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  • Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage case

    A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions.

    U.S. Circuit Judge Jerome Holmes is seen as the swing vote on the three-judge panel that heard the Oklahoma appeal and a similar case from Utah last week.

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  • NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down as planned

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  • Eyewitness testimony no longer a gold standard

    The American legal system offers few moments as dramatic as an eyewitness to a crime pointing his finger across a crowded courtroom at a defendant.

    The problem is that decades of studies show eyewitness testimony is only right about half the time — a reality that has prompted a small vanguard of police chiefs, courts and lawmakers to toughen laws governing the handling of eyewitnesses and their accounts of crimes.

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  • VIDEO: Boston bomb scare defendant appears in court

    The man accused of carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker near the Boston Marathon finish line on the anniversary of the bombings was arraigned Wednesday. He's being held on $100,000 bail.

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