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June 14, 2013

10 Things to Know for Friday

NEW YORK —

1. NSA LEAKER BARRED FROM U.K.

Britain warns airlines around the world not to allow Edward Snowden to fly to the United Kingdom because he likely would be "refused entry."

2. STRONG WORDS FROM IRAN'S SUPREME LEADER

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says "the hell with you" as he rejects U.S. criticism of his country's presidential election, a reminder that whoever wins, he'll still be in charge.

3. TURKEY PROTESTS ENTER PIVOTAL STAGE

Erogan's government promises to halt construction in an Istanbul square as both sides await a court ruling on the plans' legality and a possible local referendum on its future.

4. U.S. PLAN TO ARM SYRIAN REBELS HAS PITFALLS

Officials grapple with what type of weaponry to send the forces and how to ensure it stays out of the hands of extremists battling for control from Assad.

5. AP: COMMANDER IN NAZI-LED UNIT LIVING IN U.S.

An AP investigation finds that a top SS commander lied to get into the country and has been living in Minnesota since World War II ended.

6. DECK COLLAPSE INJURES DOZENS IN FLORIDA

A packed outdoor deck behind a popular Miami-area sports bar partially collapses during the NBA Finals, sending patrons into the shallow waters of Biscayne Bay.

7. DEFENSE BILL TACKLES SEX ASSAULTS IN MILITARY

The legislation includes a measure requiring a mandatory minimum sentence of two years in prison for a member of the armed services convicted of rape or sexual assault.

8. FIREFIGHTERS MAKE HEADWAY IN COLORADO

After three days, those battling the record-setting blaze have at least temporarily battled to a "draw" with a fast-moving fire that has destroyed hundreds of homes.

9. BONNAROO WON'T SEE HEADLINERS

Mumford & Sons cancels its performance at the festival in Tennessee after bassist Ted Dwane received treatment for a blood clot on his brain.

10. BIG 3 HAS ANSWER FOR SPURS

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh keep Miami's championship hopes alive with 109-93 win, evening the NBA Finals at two games apiece.

 

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