10 Things to Know for Today
- Article by: The Associated Press
- June 27, 2013 - 7:00 AM
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. WHAT'S NEXT IN GAY MARRIAGE FIGHT
Advocates say they will try to legalize same-sex marriages nationwide in the next five years after the U.S. Supreme Court extended federal recognition to the unions.
2. OBAMA HIGHLIGHTS DEMOCRACY IN AFRICA
Thousands of boisterous revelers welcome the president to Senegal, where he is expected to reflect on the country's ties with African-Americans.
3. IMMIGRATION VOTE COULD COME TODAY
Test votes in the Senate show a majority of over 60 votes needed to secure passage of Obama's overhaul of immigration laws. Prospects in the House are still uncertain.
4. UNCERTAINTY SURROUNDING NSA LEAKER GROWS
Snowden still hasn't been heard from and Ecuador's foreign minister says it may take two months to decide whether to grant him asylum.
5. SOUTH AFRICA WAITS AND WORRIES ABOUT MANDELA
The president canceled a visit to Mozambique today after visiting the critically ill anti-apartheid leader in the hospital.
6. VIDEO, TEXT MESSAGES CITED IN HERNANDEZ ARREST
Police say the ex-New England Patriot was seen leaving home with a gun, and the semi-pro player he's accused of killing texted he was with "NFL" hours later.
7. SANDY'S LATEST VICTIM
The remains of a handyman who drowned in a trailer in New York City's Rockaways weren't found until April, six months after the superstorm.
8. PAYING YOUR BILLS IN SPACE
PayPal and two space travel groups are forming a group to investigate what currency might be used beyond Earth's realm once space tourism takes off.
9. SAYING GOODBYE TO GANDOLFINI
The "Sopranos" star will be remembered today at a Manhattan funeral service. Broadway lights were dimmed last night in his honor.
10. TWO BIG NAMES OUSTED AT WIMBLEDON
Seven-time champ Roger Federer and No. 3 seed Maria Sharapova were stunned in the second round by players who weren't ranked in the top 100.
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