Karl-Anthony Towns, right, is greeted by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being announced as the top pick, by the Minnesota Timberwolves, at the NBA basketball draft Thursday, June 25, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) (AP)

10 Things to Know for Today


June 26, 2015 2:30PM (UTC)

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

1. FRENCH GAS FACTORY AMBUSHED

France opens a terrorism investigation after the attack in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier leaves one person decapitated and multiple people wounded.

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2. THOUSANDS EXPECTED FOR OBAMA'S TRIBUTE

The first black president of the United States is coming to Charleston to eulogize the victims of a mass shooting at a historic African-American church.

3. POST-FERGUSON GRAFFITI BECOMING MORE WIDESPREAD

Confederate monuments are now garnering backlash — none more direct than repeated spray-painting of "Black Lives Matter" on several installations.

4. HOW EU IS DEALING WITH MIGRANT CRISIS

European Union leaders agree to relocate 40,000 migrants from Italy and Greece to other EU countries over the next two years in an effort to share the burden.

5. HOW MANY ARE CONFLICTED BY 'OBAMACARE'

The insured are happy their monthly premiums will continue to be affordable, but exasperated by the coverage the new health care exchanges provide.

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6. WHAT GUARD IS SAYING ABOUT PRISON BREAK

Gene Palmer admits giving two inmates tools, paint, frozen hamburger and access to a catwalk electrical box but says he didn't know the killers planned to escape.

7. TRUMP COMMENTS RANKLE TV NETWORKS

After Univision pulled its coverage of the Miss USA pageant over negative comments he made about Mexican immigrants, NBC remained silent about its scheduled coverage.

8. WHO MADE DIAMOND HISTORY

Baseball history is made in Northern California wine country when 23-year-old Sean Conroy, the sport's first active professional player to come out as gay, pitches a shutout.

9. BRISTOL PALIN PREGNANT AGAIN

The daughter of the former vice presidential candidate, who launched an abstinence campaign after giving birth as an unwed teenage mother, says she is expecting her second child out-of-wedlock.

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10. NBA DRAFT GOES ACCORDING TO FORM

As expected, Karl-Anthony Towns, D'Angelo Russell and Jahlil Okafor were the first three picks, with the Lakers taking Russell over Okafor at No. 2 the only mild surprise.


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