National News

June 27, 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. WHAT’S NEXT IN GAY MARRIAGE FIGHT

Advocates say they will try to legalize same-sex marriages nationwide in the next five years after the U.S. Supreme Court extended federal recognition to the unions.

2. OBAMA HIGHLIGHTS DEMOCRACY IN AFRICA

Thousands of boisterous revelers welcome the president to Senegal, where he is expected to reflect on the country’s ties with African-Americans.

3. IMMIGRATION VOTE COULD COME TODAY

Test votes in the Senate show a majority of over 60 votes needed to secure passage of Obama’s overhaul of immigration laws. Prospects in the House are still uncertain.

4. UNCERTAINTY SURROUNDING NSA LEAKER GROWS

Snowden still hasn’t been heard from and Ecuador’s foreign minister says it may take two months to decide whether to grant him asylum.

5. SOUTH AFRICA WAITS AND WORRIES ABOUT MANDELA

The president canceled a visit to Mozambique today after visiting the critically ill anti-apartheid leader in the hospital.

6. VIDEO, TEXT MESSAGES CITED IN HERNANDEZ ARREST

Police say the ex-New England Patriot was seen leaving home with a gun, and the semi-pro player he’s accused of killing texted he was with “NFL” hours later.

7. SANDY’S LATEST VICTIM

The remains of a handyman who drowned in a trailer in New York City’s Rockaways weren’t found until April, six months after the superstorm.

8. PAYING YOUR BILLS IN SPACE

PayPal and two space travel groups are forming a group to investigate what currency might be used beyond Earth’s realm once space tourism takes off.

9. SAYING GOODBYE TO GANDOLFINI

The “Sopranos” star will be remembered today at a Manhattan funeral service. Broadway lights were dimmed last night in his honor.

10. TWO BIG NAMES OUSTED AT WIMBLEDON

Seven-time champ Roger Federer and No. 3 seed Maria Sharapova were stunned in the second round by players who weren’t ranked in the top 100.

 

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