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May 28, 2014

10 Things to Know for Today

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

1. OBAMA BENT ON NEW CHAPTER OF AMERICAN LEADERSHIP

In today's address in West Point, the president is expected to recast U.S. foreign policy as an endeavor to build international consensus and avoid unilateral overreach.

2. US MAY BOOST AID TO SYRIAN REBELS

The White House is weighing support for a project to train and equip moderate forces seeking to oust President Bashar Assad.

3. CHECHNYA'S LEADER DISTANCES HIMSELF FROM UKRAINIAN CONFLICT

Ramzan Kadyrov denies sending troops to help pro-Russian insurgents establish independence from Kiev.

4. WHO ARE HIGHEST PAID EXECUTIVES IN THE NATION

Media company CEOs occupy six of the top 10 earning spots according to an Associated Press/Equilar study.

5. CLIPPERS OWNER AUTHORIZES WIFE TO SEEK BUYERS

Shelly Sterling is looking for binding offers a week ahead of an NBA meeting that could strip her husband's ownership of the team.

6. WHY CHINA IS TONING DOWN ITS CRITICISM OF WASHINGTON

Beijing says its row with the U.S. over cyber spying should not deter their cooperation on trade, global crises and fighting terror.

7. EGYPTIANS GIVEN ANOTHER DAY TO VOTE

The country's elections are extended in an apparent drive to raise turnout and avoid an embarrassingly meager show of support for front-runner el-Sissi.

8. HOW SCIENTISTS HOPE TO IMPROVE HURRICANE FORECASTING

Researchers plan to collect data from drones dispatched to the key spot where the roiling ocean meets the fury of storm winds.

9. AARON HERNANDEZ FACES DOUBLE MURDER CHARGES

The former Patriots tight end, already charged in a 2013 killing, will be arraigned for allegedly gunning down two men in 2012.

10. SHE IS JEOPARDY'S TOP WOMAN CHAMP, EARNING $372,700 IN 17 CONSECUTIVE WINS

Who is Chicago suburbanite Julia Collins?

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  • Veterans Health Care-3 [Duplicate] Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat veterans and make it easier to fire executives at the Department of Vetera

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  • CORRECTION Oklahoma Bombing Video [Duplicate] FBI defends search for Oklahoma City bombing video SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The FBI thoroughly searched its archives and found no evidence that more videos of the Oklahoma City bombing exist, agency employees told a judge Monday in a trial that has rekindled questions about whether any others were invol

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