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June 24, 2013

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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

1. WHAT’S ANGERING THE WHITE HOUSE

Hong Kong’s decision not to detain Snowden has “unquestionably” hurt relations between the U.S. and China, the Obama administration says.

2. ZIMMERMAN TRIAL OPENS WITH STARTLING LANGUAGE

The prosecution begins by repeating obscenities that the ex-neighborhood watchman uttered to a police dispatcher moments before his deadly confrontation with Trayvon Martin.

3. IMMIGRATION OVERHAUL PASSES KEY TEST

Monday’s vote clears the way for Senate passage of a bill calling for more than $30 billion in new border security and a chance at citizenship for millions.

4. AFFIRMATIVE ACTION SURVIVES SUPREME COURT REVIEW

But the ruling regarding the University of Texas seems certain to generate more challenges to race-conscious admissions plans.

5. LEFT, TOO, CAME UNDER IRS SCRUTINY

The AP obtains an internal agency document showing terms such as “Progressive” and “Occupy” were used to help pick groups for closer examination.

6. ‘BUNGA BUNGA’ LANDS BERLUSCONI A 7-YEAR SENTENCE

Italy’s ex-premier is also banned from politics for life after paying an underage prostitute for sex during one of his infamous parties, then forcing a cover-up.

7. WHY A SAFETY NET IS IN TATTERS

House investigators say Social Security is approving disability benefits at strikingly high rates, leaving the fund on the brink of insolvency.

8. SOUTH AFRICANS URGED TO PRAY FOR MANDELA

The nation’s president says doctors are doing everything they can for the critically ill former leader.

9. WHICH HOLLYWOOD STAR IS DISPARAGING HIS OWN FILM

Jim Carrey says “Kick-Ass 2,” in which he plays a superhero vigilante, contains violence that he cannot support after the Connecticut school shootings.

10. ANOTHER EARLY WIMBLEDON EXIT FOR NADAL

The Spaniard is bounced out in the first round by 135th-ranked Steve Darcis of Belgium. Last year, Nadal lost in the second round.

 

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