Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
1. FIRST CASUALTY IN THE TEA PARTY TARGETING
IRS commissioner Steven T. Miller is ousted as Obama hurries to check the growing controversy.
2. WHAT PETRAEUS SAID ABOUT BENGHAZI
He argued that the administration’s talking points should mention a warning that jihadists were calling for a break-in at the Cairo embassy.
3. JODI ARIAS ELIGIBLE FOR DEATH PENALTY
Jurors took less than three hours to decide the brutal murder of her former boyfriend justified a possible capital punishment.
4. OJ ON THE STAND
Simpson testifies in a Las Vegas courtroom, where he’s seeking a new trial on armed robbery charges.
5. HOW MILITARY SEX ABUSE CAN BE ADDRESSED
There are few clear solutions beyond improved training and possible adjustments in how the military prosecutes such crimes.
6. CLOAKS AND DAGGERS
A shadowy figure on Russian state television says the U.S. diplomat who was expelled was the second one sent home this year.
7. GOOGLE. IT’S NOT JUST FOR WEB SEARCHES ANYMORE.
The company launches a subscription-based music service, allowing users of Android phones and tablets to tune in for a monthly fee.
8. PATHOLOGIZING WHAT MAKES US PEOPLE
Critics say the new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders goes too far in labeling tantrums, binges and grief as “mental illness.”
9. WHO’S IN HARM’S WAY IN MYANMAR
As a cyclone takes aim, minority Rohingya in coastal refugee camps are mistrustful of orders to evacuate.
10. AT CANNES, THE ART OF CONTRADICTIONS
Blockbusters kick off the festival where dozens of the world’s most artistically ambitious films will premiere on the global stage—and Stephen Spielberg leads the jurists.
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