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    HOLD FOR STORY BY MICHAEL SISAK - This June 23, 2014 photo shows the Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett, N.Y., where the East Hampton Town Board is proposing banning alcohol after complaints about out of towners getting drunk and rowdy last year. The town trustees, an elected body that controls most of the town's beaches and dates to colonial times, are objecting to the plan. (AP Photo/Michael R. Sisak)

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    This Wednesday, July 2, 2014, satellite image taken at 3:35 p.m. EDT and released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), shows Tropical Storm Arthur moving north off the east coast of Florida. The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season prompted a hurricane warning for a wide swath of the North Carolina coast and spurred authorities to order a mandatory evacuation for visitors to the Outer Banks' Hatteras Island as of 5 a.m. Thursday, July 3, 2014. Residents also were advised to leave the island. A voluntary evacuation was announced for the Outer Banks' Ocracoke Island, accessible only by ferry. (AP Photo/NOAA)

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    Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, and his South Korean counterpart Park Geun-hye, left, greet children during a welcome ceremony at the Presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, July 3, 2014. Xi's choice to meet with Park over North Korean leader Kim Jong Un upends the practice since Beijing and Seoul forged diplomatic ties in 1992 of Chinese presidents choosing to make Pyongyang their first official destination on the Korean Peninsula. (AP Photo/Kim Hong-ji, Pool)

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

1. 32 STATES TRAIL US AS A WHOLE IN JOB RECOVERY

Five years after the Great Recession officially ended, most states still haven’t regained all the jobs they lost, even though the nation as a whole has.

2. “CORPORATE PERSONHOOD” CHALLENGES “WE THE PEOPLE”

The latest “Hobby Lobby” ruling by the Supreme Court caps a legal principle that treats companies as individuals.

3. WHY U.S. WANTS MORE SECURITY AT FOREIGN AIRPORTS

Intelligence officials are concerned about a new al-Qaida effort to create a bomb that would go undetected through airport security.

4. CHINA’S PRESIDENT SNUBS NORTH KOREA

Xi Jinping is visiting South Korea ahead of its northern foe in his first official trip to the divided peninsula.

5. OUTBREAK IS LATEST SCOURGE ON HAITI

Cramped quarters, dismal sanitation and ideal breeding grounds for mosquitoes are all helping the intensely painful chikungunya virus to spread.

6. SERIAL CHILD RAPIST LEAVES MYSTERIES IN WAKE OF SUICIDE

A Georgia man left behind more than 50,000 images of girls he raped and molested, and the FBI wants victims to come forward so they can be helped.

7. WHERE ALCOHOL-FUELED PARTIES MAY SOON END

Swanky East Hampton’s beaches may ban drinking to stop rowdy partying that’s led to a “Fratster” problem.

8. CHEMICAL SCANNER COULD CHANGE THE WAY WE SHOP, EAT

The Israeli gadget called the SCiO uses infrared technology to indicate how many calories there are in food and what its chemical components are.

9. DROUGHT WON’T HAMPER FIREWORKS IN PARCHED SOUTHWEST

July 4 celebrations in states like Arizona and New Mexico will go ahead despite the high threat of wildfires.

10. WHAT ARTHUR WILL BRING TO THE EAST COAST

The storm is expected to become a hurricane by Thursday, bringing high winds, rough seas, dangerous rip currents and possible flooding.

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