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10 things to know for Wednesday

 Posted: 6:40 AM June 04, 2014

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

To read more about today's national and international news, click here.

1. WHY BERGDAHL ISN'T IN THE CLEAR

The Army might still pursue an investigation, a top general tells the AP, and that could lead to desertion or other charges against the soldier.

2. OBAMA PLEDGES MILITARY BOOST IN EUROPE

If Congress approves, the Pentagon would ramp up military exercises and position more equipment on the continent in the wake of Russia's intervention in Ukraine.

3. KEY INTERSTATE HIGHWAY BRIDGE CLOSED INDEFINITELY

The span near Wilmington, Delaware, has been deemed unsafe. Some 90,000 vehicles cross it every day.

4. POSSIBLE CRUCIAL RIPPLE EFFECT OF OBAMA'S POLLUTION PLAN

The proposal to cut carbon dioxide emissions in the U.S. by a third from 2005 levels could give China an incentive to cut greenhouse gases.

5. WHERE BALLOTS WERE CAST WITH BLOOD

Tens of thousands of Syrians vote for Assad's re-election, some marking their vote with pricked fingers — an act of allegiance and patriotism.

6. MORE REPORTS OF SECRET WAITING LISTS AT VA HOSPITALS

Officials say lists that led to delayed care in Arizona also existed in Kansas, Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.

7. HOW CHINA IS TAMPING DOWN TALK OF TIANANMEN SQUARE

The government has detained political activists, artists, lawyers and dissidents ahead of the 25th anniversary of the pro-democracy protests.

8. CATHOLIC CHURCH FACING FRESH ACCUSATIONS OF CHILD NEGLECT

A researcher finds evidence of nearly 800 young children believed to be buried in a mass grave in Ireland beside a former orphanage.

9. THAIS ADOPT SILENT PROTEST INSPIRED BY 'HUNGER GAMES'

Protesters of the military coup are flashing the three-finger salute from the movie in a call for political freedom.

10. RANGERS, KINGS CHASING STANLEY CUP FROM COAST TO COAST

It's been 33 years since teams from New York and Los Angeles have met for a title in any major sport.


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