10 Things to know for Friday, June 21

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. BRAZIL-PROTESTS

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. IMMIGRATION

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. WALL STREET

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. OBAMA-FBI

5. WATCHDOG BLAMES FIRM THAT CLEARED NSA LEAKER
An inspector general says the company that conducted Edward Snowden’s background check is under investigation. NSA SURVEILLANCE

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. NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH

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. ISRAEL-WESTERN WALL

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. SOUTHEAST ASIA-HAZE

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. MAINE GOVERNOR-CRUDE REMARK

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


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

 



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