10 Things to Know for Today June 27, 2014

1. OBAMA SEEKS MILLIONS TO TRAIN, EQUIP VETTED SYRIAN REBELS

The request in effect opens a second front in the fight against Islamic militants threatening to overwhelm Iraq.

2. IRAQI PARLIAMENT PREPARES TO START WORK NEXT WEEK

The move is the first step toward forming a new government to present a united front against a rapidly advancing Sunni insurgency.

3. WHAT FAA, DEVELOPERS ARE CLASHING OVER

In the name of flight safety, the government wants to dramatically reduce the allowable height of potentially thousands buildings near U.S. airports.

4. HOW JUSTICES RULED IN ABORTION PROTEST CASE

The Supreme Court struck down the 35-foot protest-free zone outside abortion clinics in Massachusetts, declaring it an unconstitutional restraint on free speech.

5. THOUSANDS FLEE UKRAINE AS TRUCE NEARS EXPIRATION

As a weeklong cease-fire nears an end, Ukrainians in cars stuffed with belongings line up at the eastern border to cross into Russia.

6. WHO SURVIVED THE 'GROUP OF DEATH'

Despite a 1-0 loss to Germany, the U.S. team reaches the knockout stage of consecutive World Cups for the first time.

7. HOWARD BAKER, WHO QUERIED NIXON ON WATERGATE, DIES

The Tennessee senator famously questioned the figures in the cover-up and was later chief of staff to Ronald Reagan.

8. INVESTIGATORS' NEWEST THEORY ABOUT FLIGHT 370

Officials believe the missing Malaysia Airlines plane flew on autopilot for hours before crashing into a remote part of the Indian Ocean.

9. T1RED OF P@SSWORDS? Y0U @RE N(asterisk)T @LONE!

The hope is that the hard-to-remember combinations go the way of the floppy disk and dial-up as multiple services generate and store them.

10. WHO WENT 1-2-3 IN NBA DRAFT

Cleveland chose Andrew Wiggins, Milwaukee selected Jabari Parker and Philadelphia took Joel Embiid.


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