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10 Things to Know for Today June 25, 2014

By: AP
By: AP

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

1. AL-MALIKI'S NEW GAME PLAN FOR IRAQ

The prime minister is ready to concede the loss of much of the country to Sunni insurgents and is instead deploying the military to defend Baghdad.

2. UKRAINE'S PRESIDENT WARNS HE COULD END CEASE-FIRE

The admonition comes after pro-Russian insurgents in Slovyansk down a military helicopter, killing nine servicemen.

3. WHAT CHURNED TWO CLOSELY WATCHED VOTES

Race factored in the re-election bids of both Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi and Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel of New York.

4. SUAREZ LEAVING HIS MARK

The star Uruguay striker could be in trouble again and facing a long ban after appearing to bite an Italian opponent in a key World Cup game.

5. WHOM NTSB IS FAULTING IN SAN FRANCISCO CRASH

Pilot error, including confusion over whether one of the Boeing 777's key controls was maintaining airspeed, caused Asiana Flight 214 to crash while landing.

6. EXTREMISTS KIDNAP 91 MORE IN NIGERIA

The abductions provide fresh evidence of the military's failure to curb an Islamic uprising and the government's inability to provide security.

7. WHY DEFROCKED PASTOR WAS REINSTATED

A Methodist panel says a church jury erred when it banished the Pennsylvania clergyman for presiding over his gay son's wedding.

8. RICH GET RICHER

A study finds that the Great Recession and the slow recovery have sharply widened the gap between the wealthiest Americans and everyone else.

9. KFC SAYS NO PROOF SCARRED CHILD TREATED RUDELY

The fried chicken chain says two probes found no evidence that a disfigured 3-year-old girl was asked to leave a Mississippi restaurant.

10. 'ROLLING' IN THE DOUGH

One of the most popular songs of all time, Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone," sells at auction for more than $2 million — a record for a popular music manuscript.


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