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June 18, 2013

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1. HANDOVER IN AFGHANISTAN

Karzai says his country's armed forces are taking over from the U.S.-led NATO coalition for the first time in the nearly 12-year war.

2. WOMEN GET EQUAL SHOT AT COMBAT ROLES

The military is to announce plans today to let women train as Navy SEALS, Army Rangers and other front-line jobs.

3. G-8 LEADERS SEEK SYRIA AGREEMENT

The leaders were to make a joint statement today on the civil war after Obama and Putin staked out opposite sides.

4. WHERE JIMMY HOFFA COULD TURN UP

Federal agents are digging again for the Teamster boss' remains, this time in a suburban Detroit field, after a reputed mobster said Hoffa was buried there in a barn.

5. NSA CHIEF GOES BEFORE CONGRESS

Army Gen. Keith Alexander is testifying before a House intelligence committee a day after the president called the agency's surveillance programs "transparent" in an interview.

6. WHEN ABORTIONS WOULD BE BANNED

The Republican-controlled House is expected to pass a bill today that would ban abortions after 20 weeks; the Senate is expected to ignore it.

7. THE STANDING MAN IN TURKEY

The lone protester stood silently for hours in Istanbul's Taksim Square, joined by about 20 others before police trying to contain the two-week-old unrest removed them.

8. PLANE PASSENGER RANTS ABOUT CIA, SPYING

Other passengers and a flight attendant tied the screaming man up after he asked that the U.S.-bound flight be diverted to Canada.

9. CHEF'S HUSBAND GIVEN WARNING AFTER ASSAULT

The British police cautioned art collector Charles Saatchi after tabloid photos emerged of him grasping food personality Nigella Lawson's throat outside a fancy restaurant.

10. MIAMI'S TITLE ON THE LINE

The Spurs can finish off the Heat tonight in Game 6 of the NBA finals; Miami won 27 games in a row this season but has lost three of the last five.

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