10 Things to Know for Thursday, May 29, 2014

10 Things to Know for Thursday, May 29, 2014

6:22am May 29, 2014
Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers this morning... Then showers and thunderstorms likely this afternoon. Highs in the lower 80s.
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday

1. WHY OBAMA IS SPEAKING OUT ON FOREIGN POLICY  His speech at West Point was part of a concerted White House effort to answer critics and stress the point that not every problem has a military solution.

2. MAYA ANGELOU, POET AND AUTHOR, DIES IN WINSTON-SALEM AT 86  Her memoir, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," made Angelou one of the first black women to enjoy mainstream literary success.

3. PRESSURE BUILDS ON SHINSEKI TO RESIGN  An investigation finds systemic problems in the VA's sprawling nationwide system, which provides medical care to about 6.5 million veterans each year

4. APPLE BUYS HEADPHONE MAKER, MUSIC STREAMER BEATS FOR $3 BILLION  It's the most expensive acquisition in Apple's 38-year history, a price that the company is paying to counter a threat posed to its iTunes store.

5. HOW SNOWDEN JUSTIFIES LEAKS  He says in a TV interview that he believes he served his country in exposing the NSA's surveillance programs.

6. WAISTLINES BULGING AROUND THE GLOBE  More than 2 billion people — almost a third of the world's population — are now overweight or obese, according to a global analysis.

7. ANOTHER HEADACHE AS WORLD CUP APPROACHES  The worst drought in 80 years is hitting Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest city and site of the tournament's opener.

8. WHAT'S BECOME A REASON TO CELEBRATE  "Divorce parties" are on the rise, many with cakes featuring weapon-wielding brides or gloomy black frosting on upside-down tiers.

9. ACTRESS AIMS TO SHIELD HOLLYWOOD'S YOUNGEST  Kristen Bell is leading a campaign to rid the media of paparazzi images of celebrities' kids.

10. MAN U, TAMPA BAY BUCS LOSE OWNER  Malcolm Glazer, whose poor health in recent years kept him from being involved in day-to-day operations of either of his sports franchises, dies at 85.

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