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June 17, 2013

10 things to know today

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

1. SYRIA, ECONOMY HEADLINE G-8 SUMMIT

Obama and Russian Prime Minister Vladmir Putin will meet to discuss their differences on Syria's civil war, while thousands of police are securing the summit from protests.

2. REPORT SAYS BRITISH SPIES HACKED DIPLOMATS AT G-20

The Guardian newspaper cited documents provided by NSA leaker Edward Snowden in a report that diplomats' emails and phones were bugged.

3. TURKISH UNIONS PROMISE STRIKE AFTER PROTESTERS PUSHED BACK

The one-day walkout today comes after riot police used tear gas and roadblocks to evict demonstrators from Taksim Square.

4. WHO WILL CLOSE GUANTANAMO

Obama was to name high-powered Washington lawyer Clifford Sloan today to handle the shutdown of the military-run prison.

5. FINDING ORGANS WITHOUT DONORS

The AP's Malcolm Ritter reports scientists are working toward building hearts, lungs livers and kidneys to grow custom-made implants in labs.

6. CHINA AND NORTH KOREA TO OPEN DIALOGUE

The agreement was announced after Pyongyang's surprise offer of new talks with the U.S.

7. RAIN HELPS PUT OUT COLORADO FIRES

Firefighters still said they would not have the state's most destructive fire contained until Thursday as some evacuees returned home.

8. ACCOUNTANT TAKES PAGEANT CROWN

Miss Connecticut Erin Brady, 25, strutted in a white sparkly gown and answered a question about a court ruling on DNA tests before becoming Miss USA.

9. ROSE'S BIG US OPEN MOMENT COMES AT LEFTY'S EXPENSE

A steady hand gives Englishman Justin Rose his first major championship. A wild ride gives Phil Mickelson another second place finish.

10. SPURS ONE GAME FROM NBA CHAMPIONSHIP

San Antonio beat Miami 114-104 to take a 3-2 lead in the series and push the defending champion Heat to the brink.

 

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