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  • Christie-s-Choice

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie listens to a question during a news conference Tuesday, June 4, 2013 in Trenton, N.J. Christie said Tuesday that he wants to hold a special election in October to fill the U.S. Senate seat made vacant by Frank Lautenberg's death and that he intends to appoint someone to serve in the meantime. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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  • Afghanistan-Massacre-11

    FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2011, file photo provided by the Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System, shows Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales during an exercise at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif. Bales, an Army staff sergeant charged with slaughtering 16 villagers in one of the worst atrocities of the Afghanistan war, is expected to plead guilty Wednesday June 5, 2013 in an attempt to avoid the death penalty. (AP Photo/DVIDS, Spc. Ryan Hallock, File)

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  • Oklahoma-Tornado-28

    FILE - In this May 31, 2013 file photo a tornado forms near Banner Road and Praire Circle in El Reno, Okla. The National Weather Service says the deadly tornado that struck near Oklahoma City late last week was another top-of-the-scale EF5 that packed winds reaching 295 mph. The weather service also says the twister's 2.6-mile width is the widest ever recorded. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams, File)

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

1. SOLDIER TO RECOUNT AFGHAN MASSACRE

Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales is expected to describe the slaughter of 16 villagers near his outpost when he pleads guilty in military court.

2. CHEMICAL WEAPONS CONFIRMED IN SYRIA

France said the nerve gas sarin was used “multiple times” and at least once by the Assad regime during the 2-year civil war.

3. TURKEY SETS MEETING TO QUELL PROTEST

The country’s deputy prime minister is meeting today with environmental leaders who led anti-government protests over a plan to cut trees at an Istanbul park.

4. DRUG CLINIC FOUNDER TO TALK TO MLB

The information Anthony Bosch provides on players who came to his defunct Florida clinic could lead to suspensions of top names like Alex Rodriguez.

5. SEXUAL ASSAULTS ‘LIKE A CANCER’ IN THE MILITARY

The Army’s chief of staff testified before a congressional committee considering denying commanders the authority to overturn convictions.

6. NOTRE DAME JOKE ENDS COLLEGE PRESIDENCY

Ohio State’s Gordon Gee is retiring after a recording obtained by the AP quoted him as saying, “you just can’t trust those damn Catholics.”

7. FAREWELL TO A VETERAN SENATOR

Vice President Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton are expected today, to eulogize New Jersey’s Frank Lautenberg, who was the Senate’s oldest member at 89.

8. WHY CHRISTIE IS TAKING HEAT OVER ELECTION FOR LAUTENBERG SEAT

Republicans wanted New Jersey’s governor to hold off on a special election until next year; Democrats objected to scheduling a costly special election a month before he tries to win re-election.

9. OKLAHOMA TWISTER A RECORD-SETTER

Friday’s deadly tornado was the widest ever at 2.6 miles with winds of nearly 300 mph, just shy of the strongest ever measured.

10. FIRST LADY FACED OFF AGAINST HECKLER

Michelle Obama told a protester to either “listen to me or take the mic” after he shouted support for an executive gay rights order during her fundraising speech.

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