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June 20, 2013

10 Things to Know for Friday

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

1. DOW SHEDS 350 POINTS

Among Wall Street’s fears are a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing and reports of a credit squeeze there.

2. FRESH REASON FOR HOPE IN HAILEY, IDAHO

The hometown of Bowe Bergdahl, a U.S. soldier held captive in Afghanistan since 2009, is buoyed by word that the Taliban are willing to release him in a prisoner exchange.

3. BATTLE OVER NEXT-DAY BIRTH CONTROL ENDS

The FDA, heeding a judge’s order, approves unrestricted sales of the morning-after pill, lifting all age limits on the emergency contraceptive.

4. GAUGING A GLOBAL THREAT TO WOMEN

Around the world, about 1 in 3 women have been physically or sexually abused by a partner, the World Health Organization reports.

5. WHO WILL DECIDE GEORGE ZIMMERMAN’S FATE

Most of the six women picked for the jury in the racially charged murder trial are white.

6. SECURITY FIRM FACING SCRUTINY

The company that conducted the background check on NSA leaker Edward Snowden is now under investigation itself, a government watchdog says.

7. WHY ARMING SYRIA’S OPPOSITION IS SO COMPLEX

Every weapons shipment enters a tangle of rebel politics, with dozens of rival brigades and battalions operating on the ground.

8. REARVIEW CAMERAS: NOT AS CLOSE AS THEY MIGHT APPEAR

The White House is again delaying regulations that would require the cameras on new cars and trucks. Automakers say mandating them would cost too much.

9. MEXICO URGES CHINA TO GIVE TEQUILA A SHOT

The drink’s producers see a huge emerging market after the Asian nation changes its import rules.

10. GANDOLFINI’S LEGACY

In his portrayal of Tony Soprano, the actor blazed a path for the antihero.

 

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