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June 12, 2013

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. STANDOFF IN TURKEY

Turkish protesters storm the main square and are met with tear gas a day after the prime minister offered to hear their views.

2. SUPPORTERS VISIT CONGRESS TO DEFEND NSA

The ACLU sues the federal government for gathering phone and Internet records, while intelligence officials brief the House on why spy programs are needed—and are not intrusive.

3. OPENING THE DOOR FOR IMMIGRANTS

In Spanish and English, the Senate pushes contentious immigration legislation over early procedural hurdles as Obama urges “The moment is now.”

4. AN UNHOLY ‘GRAIL’

Manual left behind in Mali confirms al-Qaida cell is training to use feared surface-to-air missile.

5. GAME OF LOANS

A report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau indicates consumers who opt for overdraft coverage on their checking accounts pay higher fees and are more likely to have their accounts closed than those who decline it.

6. HOW NYC MAY BATTLE NEXT SUPERSTORM

An ambitious project is proposed by the New York City mayor to protect the city from effects of climate change.

7. WHO IS LAMENTING ‘GAY LOBBY’

Pope Francis laments that a “gay lobby” is at work at the Vatican and acknowledges he isn’t particularly adept at administration, notes from a private audience reveal.

8. ALL IN A DAY’S WORK FOR LOBSTERMAN

A 90-year-old man is eager to get back on the water after his boat sinks and he survives by swimming to a nearby island in the chilly Gulf of Maine.

9. WHERE YOU MAY BE WAITING FOR A FLIGHT

A plan to simplify the European Union’s patchwork air traffic control system and open up more air traffic duties to private enterprise sparks strikes expected to spread across the continent.

10. NO MOON WALKING IN JERSEY TOWN

In response to tourists’ complaints, Wildwood, N.J., plans to ban pants that sag more than 3 inches below the hips, exposing either skin or underwear, on the boardwalk.

 

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