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10 things to know for Thursday, June 12: What Iraqi militants are planning next

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Associated Press
June 12, 2014

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

1. WHAT IRAQI MILITANTS ARE PLANNING NEXT 

An al-Qaida-inspired group vows to march on to Baghdad after seizing the country’s two key Sunni-dominated cities.

2. WHAT CANTOR’S RESIGNATION MIGHT MEAN FOR PRESIDENT 

The House majority leader’s stunning primary loss seems likely to make politics even more difficult for Obama.

3. POLITICAL SPLIT OUTGROWS U.S. VOTING BOOTH 

A new survey finds Americans are divided by ideology and partisanship in choosing where to live, where to get their news and with whom to associate.

4. WHAT’S RATTLING WORLD CUP ORGANIZERS 

Because of problems during construction, the new arena in Sao Paulo was never tested at close to full capacity as it will be when host Brazil meets Croatia.

5. SENATE BACKS LAW TO ALLOW VETS TO GET OUTSIDE TREATMENT 

Lawmakers say they are confident they can agree on a bill to improve veterans’ health care and send it to Obama’s desk by the end of the month.

6. HOW BALTICS ARE COUNTERING PRO-MOSCOW BROADCASTS 

Latvia and Lithuania are planning to team with Estonia to set up a joint Russian-language channel to offset Kremlin propaganda.

7. SIMPSON CASE AT 20: RACIAL DIFFERENCES 

The murder trial of the former football great exposed the idea that white and black people often look at the same facts and see different realities. Two decades later, few opinions have changed.

8. BERGDAHL POSTS REVEAL ANNOYANCE, STRUGGLE 

On Facebook, the rescued Army sergeant spoke of his frustration with the world, criticizing military commanders and musing about how to stop violence.

9. POLICE FOCUS ON DRIVER’S COMMUTE IN TRACY MORGAN CRASH 

The trucker charged in the accident lived in Georgia but his job was based in Delaware — and he hadn’t slept for more than 24 hours before the crash.

10. RANGERS STAVE OFF ELIMINATION

Henrik Lundqvist made 40 saves and New York held off the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 in Game 4 to extend the Stanley Cup finals.



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