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June 4, 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. U.N. BACKS ASSERTION CHEMICAL WEAPONS USED IN SYRIA

But the global body says more evidence is needed to determine the precise chemical agents used or who used them.

2. SENATORS DETERMINED TO STOP SEXUAL ASSAULTS IN MILITARY

Congress is spelling out for the armed services how far lawmakers are willing to go in changing the decades-old military justice system.

3. CONGRESS POISED TO SCRUTINIZE IRS

Conservative groups who were targeted by the agency are getting their say on Capitol Hill, as details of another IRS controversy are being made public.

4. "BLADE RUNNER" GETS DAY IN COURT

Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee Olympian, has his murder trial postponed until Aug. 19 so that the prosecution has more time to investigate.

5. FORT HOOD SUSPECT WILL REPRESENT HIMSELF

Maj. Nidal Hasan plans a "defense of others" strategy. He may argue he was protecting fellow Muslims in Afghanistan from soldiers preparing to deploy from the Texas Army post.

6. WHAT'S BEHIND THE PROTESTS IN TURKEY

Demonstrators fear that Prime Minister Erdogan is forcing his conservative Islamic outlook on secular Turks.

7. AP: GOVERNMENT HAS SECRET EMAIL ACCOUNTS

AP's Jack Gillum finds that the practice could interfere with an agency's legal responsibilities to find and turn over email.

8. WHEN STORM CHASERS GET TOO CLOSE TO THE ACTION

The deaths in Oklahoma of three tornado researchers underscore the risks of getting too close to violent storms.

9. WHY SUNSCREEN MAY MAKE YOU LOOK BETTER

A study finds that those who use sunscreen regularly have younger-looking skin.

10. IT'LL BE HEAT-SPURS FOR THE TITLE

LeBron James scores 32 points and Miami takes any suspense out of reaching the NBA Finals for a third straight year with a 99-76 rout of Indiana.

 

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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).

    April 18, 2014

  • 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.

    April 18, 2014

  • 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.

    April 18, 2014

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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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