10 Things to Know for Thursday


June 5, 2014 5:15AM (UTC)

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

1. BERGDAHL'S HOMETOWN CANCELS WELCOME-HOME CELEBRATION

Hailey, Idaho, has been swamped with critical emails and calls amid a debate over whether the soldier should be punished as a deserter.

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2. IN VIDEOS, COUPLE MISSING IN AFGHANISTAN ASK US TO HELP FREE THEM

Caitlan Coleman and Joshua Boyle lost touch with their families 20 months ago while traveling in a mountainous region near Kabul.

3. 'OBAMACARE' ENROLLEES FACE PAPERWORK HEADACHE

A document provided to the AP indicates that at least 2 million enrollees have glitches in their applications that could jeopardize their coverage.

4. WHAT MIGHT'VE CAUSED INTERSTATE BRIDGE IN DELAWARE TO TILT

Engineers suspect that the weight of a mountain of dirt dumped by a contractor shifted the ground beneath the span.

5. TOO MANY PATIENTS, TOO FEW DOCTORS

A lawmaker says that as many as 3,000 patients at a VA clinic in New Mexico were assigned to a doctor who didn't actually see them.

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6. WHERE GLOBAL WARMING IS BEING FELT IN THE US

Northeastern states — led by Maine and Vermont — have seen the highest increases in annual temperatures in the last 30 years, gaining 2.5 degrees on average.

7. ISRAEL WANTS TO FORCE-FEED PRISONERS, THOUGH SOME VIEW IT AS INHUMANE

Netanyahu reportedly asks to fast-track a bill to permit forced-feeding as a hunger strike by dozens of Palestinian detainees enters its sixth week.

8. WHO'S THE TARGET WHEN COPS OPEN FIRE

The majority of shootings in most U.S. police departments involve animals, usually dogs.

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9. JOHN LENNON'S MANUSCRIPTS, SKETCHES FETCH HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS AT AUCTION

Though best known for his music, Lennon was also a prolific artist and writer.

10. DONALD STERLING SIGNS OFF ON SALE OF CLIPPERS

The owner's attorney says the way is now clear for former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to buy the team for what would be a record $2 billion.

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