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June 7, 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.S. INTELLIGENCE OFFICIAL TAKES UNUSUAL STAND

James Clapper offers some new details of how the government collects information on telephone and Internet use after disclosure of two secret surveillance programs.

2. STAKES HIGH FOR WORLD LEADERS

Obama and China's president are retreating to a sprawling desert estate in California for talks on issues including cybersecurity and North Korea's nuclear threats.

3. HOW EUROPE MAY OVERCOME FEARS OF ARMING SYRIAN REBELS

France is exploring gadgetry that tracks the movement of anti-aircraft missiles or shuts them down from a distance.

4. IRS CONTRADICTED BY FIELD OFFICES

Two agents working in the agency's Cincinnati office say higher-ups in Washington directed the targeting of conservative political groups when they applied for tax-exempt status.

5. ANDREA ZIPPING UP EAST COAST

The tropical storm heading toward Georgia and the Carolinas promises sloppy commutes and waterlogged vacation getaways this weekend.

6. WHAT'S HOLDING UP KOREAS TALKS

The rivals trade counterproposals over where to meet for talks Sunday, as mutual interest in mending abysmal ties clash with mistrust.

7. CLIMATE TENUOUS FOR JOBS REPORT

It comes at a time of anxiety over the U.S. economy and whether the Fed will soon scale back its extraordinary support.

8. FALLOUNT MOUNTING OVER BUILDING COLLAPSE

Philadelphia officials begin inspecting hundreds of demolition sites, the first of what could be several lawsuits has been filed and a criminal investigation appears to be underway.

9. HOW ARIZONA SHERIFF'S REVERSAL MAY AFFECT PEERS

Joe Arpaio, who led the way for local police across the country to take up immigration enforcement, is reconsidering his crackdowns.

10. SPURS PLAY TO STRENGTHS IN GAME 1

San Antonio sticks to winning NBA Finals formula of good defense and a little luck on offense to beat the Heat 92-88 and wrestle back home-court advantage.

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    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.

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  • 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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