10 things to know for today

  • Posted: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 8:02 a.m.
New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio delivers his remarks during the dedication ceremony in Foundation Hall, of the National September 11 Memorial Museum, as a photo of the
New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio delivers his remarks during the dedication ceremony in Foundation Hall, of the National September 11 Memorial Museum, as a photo of the "Survivor Stairs" is projected, in New York, Thursday, May 15, 2014. (Richard Drew/Associated Press/POOL)

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. WASHINGTON LOOKS TO IRAQ'S `AWAKENING COUNCILS' TO DEFEAT TERRORISTS

The Sunni militia, which supported the U.S. against al-Qaida years ago, could be a model for a similar resistance movement to ISIL.

2. ROAD TO KIEV-EU PACT PAVED IN BLOOD

Ukraine will sign a sweeping economic and trade agreement with the European Union that was the catalyst of a revolution that killed scores of Ukrainians and toppled a president.

3. WHY THE TEA PARTY IS STEAMING RIGHT NOW

The Washington establishment stomps the conservative purists who, despite spending millions of dollars, suffer stinging losses.

4. WHAT CHILDREN CROSSING BORDER INTO U.S. BELIEVE

Partly because of crime at home, partly because they think American law now allows kids to stay in the United States, the number of unaccompanied minors detained on the border has more than tripled since 2011.

5. WHO IS PAYING A VISIT TO TAIPEI

China has sent its first ever ministerial-level official to Taiwan for meetings with its government in a sign of evolving relations between them.

6. JUDGE ORDERS GOVERNMENT TO TELL PEOPLE WHY THEY ARE ON NO-FLY LIST

The ruling issued by a federal court in Oregon says the challenge process for those prohibited from flying falls short of due process.

7. EUROPEAN LEADERS, DESCENDENTS OF WORLD WAR I FIGHTERS, GATHER FOR ANNIVERSARY

The 28 nations of the E.U. will mark the date, 100 years ago this year, that the conflict that wreaked death and destruction across their continent began.

8. SUAREZ LEAVING HIS MARK

The star Uruguay striker is charged by FIFA and could face a long ban if it's determined he bit an Italian opponent in a key World Cup game.

9. WHY DEFROCKED PASTOR IS REINSTATED

A Methodist panel says a church jury erred when it banished the Pennsylvania clergyman for presiding over his gay son's wedding.

10. SEPT 11 MUSEUM SEES STRONG START IN ITS FIRST MONTH

The institution, which opened in May at Ground Zero, drew 300,000 visitors so far--five percent more than initial projections.


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