published Thursday, June 6th, 2013

10 Things to Know for Today

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    United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice, President Barack Obama's choice to become National Security Adviser, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 5, 2013, where the president made the announcement.
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1) U.S. TRACKING TELEPHONE RECORDS OF MILLIONS

A top secret court order required one of the nation's largest telecommunications companies to give the National Security Agency information on all telephone calls in its system.

2) TURKISH PRIME MINISTER RETURNING HOME TO PROTESTS

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been silent for days about the biggest anti-government rallies in decades.

3) DEMOLITION QUESTIONED AT DEADLY BUILDING COLLAPSE

Philadelphia neighbors watched with growing concern for weeks about safety issues at the site before the building fell down, killing at least six people.

4) OBAMA DEFIES CRITICS WITH SECURITY PICK

The president named UN Ambassador Susan Rice his national security adviser, defying critics who said she misled the nation about the Benghazi attack.

5) JUDGE RULES FOR 10-YEAR-OLD DYING GIRL

But the decision to move the child up the adult waiting list for a lung transplant troubled medical ethicists.

6) SOLDIER'S EXPLANATION FOR AFGHANISTAN SLAUGHTER

Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales told a judge there was "not a good reason in this world for why I did the horrible things I did" before pleading guilty to the 2012 killings.

7) HOPE FOR BETTER KOREA RELATIONS

North and South Korea agreed to talks on reopening a jointly run factory complex after weeks of nuclear tensions strained the nations.

8) HOW THE POWERBALL WINNER GOT LUCKY

Gloria C. Mackenzie said another person let the 84-year-old widow let her jump one spot in line at a Florida supermarket. The favor gave her the $590 million record jackpot.

9) WHY MICHAEL JACKSON'S DAUGHTER WENT TO THE HOSPITAL

Fire officials said they transported someone in 15-year-old Paris Jackson's neighborhood for a possible overdose; her spokesman said she is getting "appropriate" medical care.

10) A-ROD UNFAZED BY MLB CONTROVERSY

The three-time MVP is rehabbing his surgically repaired hip and plans to return after the All-Star break while an investigation of performance-enhancing drugs swirls around him.

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