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10 things to know for Monday, June 16: How Iraq chaos could influence Obama on Afghanistan

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Associated Press
June 16, 2014

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

1. HOW IRAQ CHAOS COULD INFLUENCE OBAMA ON AFGHANISTAN 

The turmoil raises questions about whether the U.S. president's plans to keep a small military presence in Afghanistan until the end of 2016 can prevent similar violence there.

2. BERGDAHL SWAP DEAL MEANS LITTLE FOR AFGHAN-TALIBAN TALKS 

Any peace negotiations between Kabul and its fundamentalist foes are on hold till a new president takes over in Afghanistan.

3. WHO THE NEW NBA CHAMPIONS ARE 

The San Antonio Spurs win their 5th title, beating the Miami Heat 104-87 in Game 5 of the finals.

4. FORTY EIGHT KILLED IN ARMED ASSAULT ON KENYAN TOWN 

The authorities are blaming an al-Qaida-linked Somali group for the deadly attack.

5. WHAT'S ON THE MENU AT THE WORLD CUP

Parmesan for the Italian team, Cheerios for the Americans and chipotle chiles for the Mexicans — each team is making sure its players get top nutrition and familiar dishes away from home.

6. MOSCOW HOPES TO SPUR CRIMEAN TOURISM WITH SUBSIDIZED PACKAGE TOURS 

Russia is paying to revive its citizens' love for the region's coast despite its aging charm and infrastructure.

7. CAR RACING LEGEND OUT OF COMA 

Michael Schumacher, the Formula One ex-champion, has left the French hospital where he has been treated for nearly six months after a skiing accident.

8. VOICE OF 'AMERICAN TOP 40,' 'SHAGGY' GOES SILENT 

Casey Kasem, who counted down the hits for a quarter century, died at 82 after suffering the effects of dementia.

9. COLOMBIANS RE-ELECT LEADER IN A VOTE FOR PEACE 

President Santos' victory signals public approval of his peaceful bid to end the nation's decades-long guerrilla conflict.

10. BARISTAS TO GET BARGAIN ON THEIR EDUCATION

Starbucks is offering 135,000 of its U.S. employees steep discounts on online college degrees.



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