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June 7, 2013

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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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