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June 21, 2013

10 Things to Know for Today

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

1. BRAZIL CABINET TO MEET AFTER PROTESTS GROW VIOLENT

About 1 million people rallied in more than 80 cities as Confederations Cup games began; one protester was killed and least 40 were hurt.

2. EDGY INVESTORS WATCH WALL STREET

Asian stock markets fell today and the Dow had its biggest drop of the year yesterday over concerns about the Fed’s plans to cut its stimulus program.

3. KEY IMMIGRATION COMPROMISE REACHED

The Senate agreed on a military-style surge to secure the U.S.-Mexican border, boosting momentum for passage of the overhaul.

4. OBAMA NAMING NEW FBI DIRECTOR

James Comey was George W. Bush’s No. 2 at the Justice Department, known for a 2004 standoff with the White house over warrantless wiretapping programs.

5. WATCHDOG BLAMES FIRM THAT CLEARED NSA LEAKER

An inspector general says the company that conducted Edward Snowden’s background check is under investigation.

6. WHO ISN’T ON GEORGE ZIMMERMAN’S JURY

Men. Most of the six women picked to hear the racially charged murder trial are white.

7. CANADA FLOODS WASH CARS AND FURNITURE AWAY

As many as 100,000 people face evacuation, and waters that caused mudslides and closed the Trans-Canada Highway were rising.

8. CLEARING THE HAZE IN SINGAPORE

Indonesia has sent planes and helicopters to tamp down forest fires that are blamed for Singapore’s three days of record-high air pollution.

9. WHY CRITICS SAY MAINE GOVERNOR HAS GONE TOO FAR

Paul LePage, who once told NAACP leaders to “kiss my butt,” on Thursday used a sexually vulgar phrase to describe how he thinks a lawmaker is taking advantage of people.

10. CHAMPIONS AGAIN

LeBron James’ 37 points led the Heat to a 95-88 Game 7 win over San Antonio and Miami’s second straight championship.

 

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    DANVILLE — A fire Sunday damaged BJ’s Steak & Rib House, 291 Mill St., and endangered a neighboring shop and apartment building.

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  • Chase leads to jail

    MILTON — Charges were pending Sunday against a man allegedly tied to a rash of recent burglaries in Milton borough who ran from Milton Police on Saturday.
     

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  • Police: 3 steal debit cards, $10G in jewelry for drug trip to NY

    NEW BERLIN — Three Valley teenagers are under investigation for allegedly stealing debit cards and roughly $10,000 in jewelry from three parked vehicles in Union County earlier this month to fund a trip to New York to buy drugs.

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  • Valley farmers keep eye out for deadly pig virus

    CAMP HILL — Pork producers across the commonwealth — and in the Valley — are on the alert for a still existing virus that last year killed 12 piglets in Pennsylvania and a million piglets around the country.

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  • Loaded language

    Sometimes it’s the offhand remark that’s the most telling. Indeed, the way we Americans casually, often unthinkingly, incorporate gun metaphors into our everyday slang says a lot about how deeply embedded guns are in our culture and our politics, and how difficult it is to control or extract them. Consider this list, presented as bullet points — which are themselves so conventional, so central to the typography of mind-numbing PowerPoint presentations, that you can forget what their shape represents.

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  • Prize claim cost man $1,829

    WINFIELD — Western Union is doing what it can to educate people about the risks in wiring money. An entire section on its website (www.westernunion.com) is devoted to providing information that might reduce the risk of people falling victim to fraud schemes.
     

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  • Reel good time enjoyed by 200 young anglers

    TREVORTON — It only took about three minutes for J.C. Wallish to reel in his first fish at the Little Shamokin Creek Watershed Association’s annual Youth Trout Derby on Saturday.
     

    April 19, 2014

  • Elytte Barbour's 'bad trip' put him on the road to prison, friend says

    SUNBURY — A former roommate of slaying suspect Elytte Barbour drove 450 miles from North Carolina to spend 45 minutes in the Northumberland County Prison with his best friend last week, and was not surprised when he heard Barbour say: “I am afraid to spend the rest of my life in jail.”

    April 19, 2014

  • bonehunt20a.jpg 60 dogs battle for biscuits at annual bone hunt

    It was a scene similar to ones playing out all over the nation this weekend: nervous parents holding baskets and bags, watching their little ones search for goodies in the grass.

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  • Arizona tribe set to prosecute first non-Indian under a new law

    PASCUA YAQUI INDIAN RESERVATION, Ariz. — Tribal police chief Michael Valenzuela drove through darkened desert streets, turned into a Circle K convenience store and pointed to the spot beyond the reservation line where his officers used to take the non-Indian men who battered Indian women.
     

    April 19, 2014

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