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June 21, 2013

10 things to know for Friday

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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