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1. MANNING PENALTY COULD HINGE ON US RISKS

A military judge will decide at a sentencing hearing beginning today how much the Army private's leaks of classified information endangered national security.

2. WHAT VERDICT MEANS FOR SNOWDEN

Experts say the NSA leaker would likely be convicted of similar charges if brought to trial in the U.S.

3. OBAMA TAKES CORPORATE TAX PITCH TO CONGRESS

He speaks to the House and Senate today about cutting corporate taxes and using the revenue to fund jobs — a tactic Republicans oppose.

4. ECONOMISTS EXPECT WEAK SECOND QUARTER

They say tax increases and steep government cuts did their worst damage in the April-June period.

5. WHO DRIVER WAS TALKING TO AS SPAIN TRAIN CRASHED

He took a call from a controller about what approach to take toward his destination when he rounded a notorious curve and didn't brake in time.

6. ZIMBABWE VOTES ON FATE OF LONGTIME PRESIDENT

The 89-year-old Robert Mugabe has said he would hand over power immediately to Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai if he loses.

7. WHERE THE STOMACH BUG OUTBREAK CAME FROM

Health officials say packaged salad mix caused hundreds of illnesses in Iowa and Nebraska, and may be the culprit in several other states.

8. SUSPECT LEFT IN CELL FOR FOUR DAYS

Daniel Chong won a $4.1 million judgment for being abandoned in a windowless Drug Enforcement Administration cell without food or water.

9. ACTRESS WHO FOUND COMEDY IN MEMORABLE 'MEANIES' DIES

Eileen Brennan, Oscar-nominated for playing Goldie Hawn's tough drill sergeant in "Private Benjamin," was 80.

10. THE QUICKEST WAY TO BOARD A PLANE

An astrophysicist says airlines would have to first place passengers in window seats, then the middle and aisle ones, spacing them two rows apart.

 

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