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June 5, 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. SOLDIER TO RECOUNT AFGHAN MASSACRE

Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales is expected to describe the slaughter of 16 villagers near his outpost when he pleads guilty in military court.

2. CHEMICAL WEAPONS CONFIRMED IN SYRIA

France said the nerve gas sarin was used "multiple times" and at least once by the Assad regime during the 2-year civil war.

3. TURKEY SETS MEETING TO QUELL PROTEST

The country's deputy prime minister is meeting today with environmental leaders who led anti-government protests over a plan to cut trees at an Istanbul park.

4. DRUG CLINIC FOUNDER TO TALK TO MLB

The information Anthony Bosch provides on players who came to his defunct Florida clinic could lead to suspensions of top names like Alex Rodriguez.

5. SEXUAL ASSAULTS 'LIKE A CANCER' IN THE MILITARY

The Army's chief of staff testified before a congressional committee considering denying commanders the authority to overturn convictions.

6. NOTRE DAME JOKE ENDS COLLEGE PRESIDENCY

Ohio State's Gordon Gee is retiring after a recording obtained by the AP quoted him as saying, "you just can't trust those damn Catholics."

7. FAREWELL TO A VETERAN SENATOR

Vice President Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton are expected today, to eulogize New Jersey's Frank Lautenberg, who was the Senate's oldest member at 89.

8. WHY CHRISTIE IS TAKING HEAT OVER ELECTION FOR LAUTENBERG SEAT

Republicans wanted New Jersey's governor to hold off on a special election until next year; Democrats objected to scheduling a costly special election a month before he tries to win re-election.

9. OKLAHOMA TWISTER A RECORD-SETTER

Friday's deadly tornado was the widest ever at 2.6 miles with winds of nearly 300 mph, just shy of the strongest ever measured.

10. FIRST LADY FACED OFF AGAINST HECKLER

Michelle Obama told a protester to either "listen to me or take the mic" after he shouted support for an executive gay rights order during her fundraising speech.

 

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