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10 things to know for Wednesday

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staff, Gazette
June 26, 2013

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

1. SUPREME COURT STRIKES DOWN FEDERAL PROVISION

The Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a provision of a federal law denying federal benefits to married gay couples and cleared the way for the resumption of same-sex marriage in California. Click here for story

2. ARCHBISHOP WISHES PEACEFUL 'END' FOR MANDELA

Lucas Aedwaba offered a prayer after visiting the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader in a hospital, where he's critically ill with a lung infection. Click here for story

3. CHAOS WITH ABORTION VOTE AFTER FILIBUSTER

Screaming protesters prevented Texas Republicans from passing a restrictive abortion ban before a midnight deadline. Click here for story

4. WHAT SOUTHERN STATES PLAN AFTER VOTING RIGHTS DECISION

Some pledged to pass laws requiring voters to show photo IDs and others want to set earlier hours after the Supreme Court freed states from federal oversight. Click here for story

5. 'NYET' ON TURNING OVER SNOWDEN

Putin acknowledges the NSA leaker is at a Moscow airport, and rejected U.S. pleas to extradite him. Click here for story

6. DEMOCRATS HANG ON TO KERRY SEAT

Rep. Ed Markey defeated Republican Gabriel Gomez, and the state's Democrats didn't repeat the upset of three years ago when Republican Scott Brown succeeded Sen. Edward Kennedy. Click here for story

7. AUSTRALIA PRIME MINISTER OUSTED

Predecessor Kevin Rudd defeated Julia Gillard in a party leadership ballot she called for after her authority was challenged. Click here for story

8. 'KING OF COMMODITIES' DIES

Marc Rich, a trader indicted on fraud and tax evasion charges, was pardoned by Bill Clinton at the end of his presidency. He died in Switzerland at 78. Click here for story

9. TEXAS TO MAKE HISTORY

The nation's busiest death penalty state plans to execute its 500th inmate tonight a woman convicted of killing her neighbor with a candelabra in the 1990s. Click here for story

10. IS PAULA DEEN TOAST?

The food diva is expected to speak on the "Today" show today, but experts say she has already damaged her reputation in the fallout from her admission of using racial slurs. Click here for story



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