10 Things to Know for Friday June 21, 2013

10 Things to Know for Friday June 21, 2013

8:51am Jun 21, 2013

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. 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.

3. MARKETS STILL EDGY    Asian stock markets take a beating early today and the Dow shed 350 points yesterday over concerns that the Fed could cut its stimulus program this year.

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. MAN SHOT AT ISRAEL'S WESTERN WALL    Police say a private security guard fired several times at a man who appeared suspicious and began shouting in Arabic at the Jerusalem holy site.

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. NBA FINALS 

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