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June 25, 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. RUSSIA CALLS DEMAND FOR EXTRADITING SNOWDEN ‘UNACCEPTABLE’

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov lashed out at the U.S. for warning negative consequences if Russia doesn’t turn over the NSA leaker.

2. SEARCHING FOR SNOWDEN

Lavrov says Snowden hadn’t crossed the Russian border. He didn’t board a Cuba-bound flight he was registered on in Moscow and the country where he sought asylum doesn’t know where he is.

3. ATTACK ON AFGHAN PRESIDENTIAL PALACE

Taliban militants with military-style uniforms infiltrated one of the most secure areas of the capital; all eight attackers died. It wasn’t clear whether Karzai was at the palace.

4. INTERNET SHUTDOWN ON KOREA ANNIVERSARY

Major websites in both North and South Korea crashed for hours on the 63rd anniversary of the start of the Korean war.

5. WHAT PROSECUTORS WANT ZIMMERMAN JURY TO HEAR

They will ask a judge today to allow phone calls the ex-neighborhood watchman made to police about suspicious people in his neighborhood.

6. OBAMA’S CLIMATE CHANGE PLAN

The president will propose the first-ever carbon dioxide emission limits on new and existing power plants at a speech today.

7. IMMIGRATION TEST CLEARS WAY FOR SENATE VOTE

Senate passage of the overhaul that allows millions a chance at citizenship is likely this week, but House Republicans have shown little support.

8. WHY THE WEATHER IS SO EXTREME

The AP’s Seth Borenstein says the jet stream that generally rushes from west to east in a straight line has been wobbly and going north and south.

9. ANOTHER BUSINESS DROPS PAULA DEEN

Smithfield Foods, which sold hams with Deen’s name on it, ended its relationship with the food celebrity after she admitted using racial slurs.

10. LAST-MINUTE GOALS POWER CHICAGO TO STANLEY CUP

Brian Bickell and Dave Bolland each scored 17 seconds apart to give the Blackhawks a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins and its second Cup in four years.

 

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    HARRISBURG — State lottery officials say less means more for seniors.

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  • Donations to Budd family near $60,000

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    Gov. Tom Corbett today issued the following statement on the death of Northumberland County native Theodore “Dutch” VanKirk, the last surviving crew member of the Enola Gay:

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  • vk1.jpg Ted VanKirk: Seen from above

    The Daily Item is republishing online its spring 2012 interview with Northumberland native Ted “Dutch” VanKirk, the navigator of the Enola Gay, which dropped the first of two atomic bombs on Japan in 1945. The story appeared in Inside Pennsylvania magazine. VanKirk died Monday in Georgia at age 93.

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  • vankirk_ted1.jpg “The Japanese were beaten before we even dropped the bomb”

    Compared to the 58 other missions they ran together, the one they were assigned to carry out on Aug. 6, 1945 was easy.
    There would be no return fire, flying conditions were ideal, and if all went according to plan, they would be back to the base in Tinian by nightfall.

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  • Ritz-Craft Ritz-Craft to hire 60 for Mifflinburg plant

    MIFFLINBURG — Sixty jobs are coming to Mifflinburg as a Ritz-Craft production facility that went dark seven years ago amid the housing downturn will come back on line during the next few months, company officials announced Tuesday.

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