Elderly people, who usually get their pensions at the end of the month, wait outside a closed bank in Athens, Monday, June 29, 2015. Greece's five-year financial crisis took its most dramatic turn yet, with the cabinet deciding that Greek banks would remain shut for six business days and restrictions would be imposed on cash withdrawals. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis) (AP)

10 Things to Know for Today


June 29, 2015 1:45PM (UTC)

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

1. GREEK BANKS REMAIN SHUT AS ECONOMIC CRISIS DEEPENS

Pensioners queue up by ATMs from dawn hoping to withdraw their pensions as global stock markets sink and the euro edges down.

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2. WHAT'S BEHIND DARING NY JAIL BREAK

The June 6 escape of two convicted murderers from a prison highlights security lapses and bares a culture of liberties and personal relationships in a maximum-security facility.

3. RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IS RALLYING CRY AFTER GAY MARRIAGE RULING

Now that gay couples can legally wed nationwide, conservatives are focusing on preserving their right to object.

4. WHY U.S. TRAINING OF MODERATE SYRIAN REBELS SPUTTERING

The main problem is finding enough recruits untainted by extremist affiliations or disqualified by physical or other flaws.

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5. HOW POLITICAL OPPOSITION WANTS TO TEAR DOWN 2016 HOPEFULS

For big-time donors, the hot place to put your cash so far this election season is with groups devoted to digging up dirt.

6. TUNISIA STRUGGLES TO FIND BALANCED RESPONSE TO TERROR

In the wake of the horrific beach-side slaughter, the government announces new security measures and perhaps most significantly, promises to pass the new anti-terrorism law.

7. SOLAR IMPULSE BACK IN THE SKY

The plane takes off from Japan to attempt a five-day flight over open water to Hawaii, the eighth leg of its bid to fly around the world without fuel.

8. SEARCHING FOR HIDDEN TREASURES

The growing appetite for truffles is feeding demand for dogs trained to sniff out the pungent fungus prized by chefs and foodies.

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9. CHRIS BROWN, NICKI MINAJ, BEYONCE WIN BIG AT BET AWARDS

But the show is less about the awards — video of the year doesn't even make the live broadcast — as performances steal the night.

10. LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION

The camera is always watching and there are few places to hide as athletes watch their privacy whittled away.

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