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10 things to know for Thursday

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staff, Gazette
June 13, 2013

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

1. GRIM NEW DEATH TOLL IN SYRIA

The UN says nearly 93,000 have been confirmed killed in the civil war, with the real number likely being far higher. Click here for story

2. ERDOGAN CALLS PROTESTERS 'TROUBLEMAKERS'

Turkey's prime minister says he will rid Istanbul's Taksim Square of them in 24 hours to end two weeks of riots. Click here for story

3. NSA HEAD SAYS SPY PROGRAM STOPPED TERROR ATTACKS

Army Gen. Keith Alexander told Congress that the collection of millions of telephone and Internet records foiled a 2009 plot to bomb New York's subways. Click here for story

4. THOUSANDS FLEE RAGING COLORADO WILDFIRE

More than 9,000 were told to leave the Black Forest, where an 18-acre blaze had destroyed nearly 100 homes. Click here for story

5. MORE BANGLADESH FACTORIES AT RISK AFTER COLLAPSE

A report obtained by the AP shows that garment factories are routinely built without engineers and aren't designed to withstand the stress of heavy machinery. Click here for story

6.. AFGHAN POLICE KILLED IN SUSPECTED INSIDER ATTACK

The six officers were found shot at their checkpoint and two other policemen were missing. Click here for story

7. 10-YEAR-OLD GETS NEW LUNGS

Sarah Murnaghan was recovering from the surgery made possible by a judge's controversial ruling that expanded her options for lifesaving surgery. Click here for story

8. WHERE BABY BOOMERS AREN'T GOING

Rural America, which Census estimates show is losing population for the first time ever as boomers lose interest in retiring to far-flung places. Click here for story

9. FIFTH FAILURE FOR CUBA SWIM

Australian endurance athlete Chloe McCardel lasted 11 hours in the Cuba to Florida swim before being undone by jellyfish stings. Click here for story

10. WEATHER THREATENS HISTORIC US OPEN

The major is returning to the Merion course near Philadelphia for the first time in 32 years, but six inches of rain has soaked the region. Click here for story



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