National News

June 19, 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. TALIBAN, US AGREE TO PEACE TALKS

Obama cautions, though, that the process won’t be quick or easy.

2. WHO’S TAKING A SWIPE AT ROE V. WADE

The House passes a bill restricting almost all abortions to the first 20 weeks after conception, defying most state laws.

3. NSA OFFERS JUSTIFICATION FOR SPYING

Officials at a rare open hearing on intelligence say an attack on the New York Stock Exchange was foiled by the agency’s surveillance programs.

4. TOP GENERAL WORRIES ABOUT WOMEN AND SPECIAL OPS

Men might not accept women in units that have long operated as small, male-only teams, he says.

5. IN BRAZIL, COMPLAINTS OF A GOOD-FOR-NOTHING GOVERNMENT

Protests grow, with demonstrators from all walks of life voicing a central lament: The government provides woeful services despite high taxes

6. HOW IMMIGRATION OVERHAUL MIGHT BOOST THE ECONOMY

The labor force would swell, pushing up government revenue and shrinking the federal deficit by some $900 billion over two decades, the CBO says.

7. JORDAN PREPARES FOR THE WORST

U.S.-trained Jordanian commandos are holding a 12-day dress rehearsal of land, air and sea maneuvers should the civil war in Syria spread.

8.  WHAT INVESTORS HOPE BERNANKE DELIVERS

When the Federal Reserve meets Wednesday, the markets will look for clarity amid conflicting messages on long-term interest rates.

9. SOLVING THE RIDDLE OF A SHIPWRECK

Underwater archaeologists say a timber embedded on the bottom of Lake Michigan is centuries old, and could be the bowsprit of the Griffin, a French vessel lost in 1679.

10. RECHARGE YOUR SPIRIT — AND YOUR CELL PHONE

NYC is teaming with AT&T to install free, solar-powered charging stations in parks and at beaches this summer.

 

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