President Barack Obama speaks at an invite-only town hall meeting on Thursday, June 26, 2014, at Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Monica Herndon, Pool) (AP)

10 Things to Know for Today


June 27, 2014 2:00PM (UTC)

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

1. UKRAINE, EU SIGN HISTORIC TRADE, ECONOMIC PACT

President Petro Poroshenko says the association agreement with Brussels may be the "most important day" for his country since it became independent from the Soviet Union.

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2. OBAMA SEEKS MILLIONS TO TRAIN, EQUIP VETTED SYRIAN REBELS

The request in effect opens a second front in the fight against Islamic militants threatening to overwhelm Iraq.

3. NYC JAILS NEGLECT SUICIDE PRECAUTIONS

Investigative documents show safeguards designed to prevent inmates from harming themselves weren't followed.

4. U.S. WILL URGE CHINA TO RESUME CYBER SECURITY TALKS

Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel says Washington will make the request in Beijing next month.

5. HOW OBAMA'S USE OF POWER IS TESTED

Critics of the president's executive authority feel emboldened by a unanimous Supreme Court verdict that the president violated the Constitution in 2012.

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6. HILLARY CLINTON IS SEEN AS A HARDWORKING CHAMPION OF WOMEN--AND A WEALTHY ELITIST

If the former Secretary of State decides to run for president again, how voters see her could play a role in whether she's able to win the White House.

7. CYCLING'S GREATEST RACE PAYING TRIBUTE TO WWI

The 12th year of the Tour de France was underway the day the conflict began. Several stages of the event this year will run along killing fields, trenches and fronts.

8. WHAT YOU'LL SEE AT GAY PRIDE PARADES--BESIDES SPEEDOS AND FORMAL GOWNS

The more conventional participants are some of America's most well-known companies: From Starbucks to eBay to Macy's, corporations are becoming increasingly visible as sponsors.

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9. GROUP OF DEATH NOW FACES SUDDEN DEATH

The U.S. makes it to the knockout phase of the World Cup, playing Belgium next week in the round of 16.

10. WHO WENT 1-2-3 IN NBA DRAFT

Cleveland chose Andrew Wiggins, Milwaukee selected Jabari Parker and Philadelphia took Joel Embiid.

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