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Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha speaks at the start of his first press conference since Thursday's coup Monday, May 26 , 2014. Thailand's coup leader said Monday that the country's king had officially endorsed him to run the nation after the armed forces seized power last week. The announcement came one day after the junta warned protesters it was ready to crackdown on civilian opposition to its takeover. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

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Ukrainian presidential candidate Petro Poroshenko during his press conference in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, May 25, 2014. An exit poll showed that billionaire candy-maker Petro Poroshenko won Ukraine's presidential election outright Sunday in the first round - a vote that authorities hoped would unify the fractured nation. The text reads"Petro Poroshenko". (AP Photo/Mykola Lazarenko, Pool)
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This image from video posted on YouTube shows Elliot Rodger. Sheriff's officials say Rodger was the gunman who went on a shooting rampage near the University of California at Santa Barbara on Friday, May 23, 2014. In the video, posted on the same day as the shootings, Rodger looks at the camera and says he is going to take his revenge against humanity. He describes loneliness and frustration because "girls have never been attracted to me." (AP Photo/YouTube)
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President Barack Obama waves as he arrives for a troop rally after arriving at Bagram Air Field for an unannounced visit, on Sunday, May 25, 2014, north of Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
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Pope Francis prays in front of the Western Wall, in Jerusalem's Old City, Monday, May 26, 2014. Pope Francis has prayed at Jerusalem's Western Wall, the holiest place where Jews can pray, bowing his head as he touched the wall in the same gesture used a day earlier to pray at the Israeli barrier surrounding the biblical West Bank town of Bethlehem. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
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Egyptian women cast their ballots for President in an election that comes nearly a year after the military's ouster of the nation's first freely elected president, the Islamist Mohammed Morsi, in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, May 26, 2014. The man who removed Morsi, retired military chief Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, is practically assured of a victory in the vote. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
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FILE - This May 8, 2013, file photo shows Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C. speaking on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republican strategy for the fall elections seemed set: hammer Democrats on the health care law and “jobs, jobs, jobs.” As Democrats show increasing confidence on those fronts, however, House Republicans are gambling that ramping up new inquiries into old controversies involving the IRS and Libya will energize conservative voters without turning off moderates. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
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Poll workers empty an urn with postal votes for the European elections in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, May 25, 2014. (AP Photo/dpa, Hauke-Christian Dittrich)
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WWII veteran and former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, and his wife, former North Carolina Sen. Elizabeth Dole, take part in a wreath laying ceremony at a 10th anniversary ceremony for the WWII Memorial in Washington, Saturday, May 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)
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Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates winning the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 25, 2014. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

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

1. WHO GAVE SUPPORT TO THAI JUNTA LEADER

The country’s king officially endorses the general who orchestrated the coup last week to run the nation.

2. EARLY RETURNS SHOW UKRAINE’S CANDY TYCOON ELECTED PRESIDENT

The 48-year-old billionaire, Petro Poroshenko, pledges to visit the country’s restive east and negotiate a new security treaty with Moscow.

3. HOW RED FLAGS WERE MISSED IN SANTA BARBARA RAMPAGE

The killer’s family flagged his bizarre ranting videos on YouTube but he was able to trick the police into thinking he posed no threat.

4. OBAMA SEEKS TO REFRAME FOREIGN POLICY

The White House says the Afghanistan drawdown expected later this year will mark a turning point in how the president deals with global issues.

5. WHERE THE POPE IS PRAYING

Francis leaves a note with the text of the “Our Father” prayer in one of the cracks between the stones of Jerusalem’s Western Wall, the holiest prayer site for Jews.

6. EGYPTIANS HEAD TO THE POLLS TO ELECT NEW PRESIDENT

The country, gripped by turmoil since its 2011 revolt, is choosing between its powerful former military chief and a leftist politician.

7. REPUBLICAN MIDTERM STRATEGY WILL FOCUS ON BENGHAZI, IRS PROBES

The GOP is making both issues the pivot point to a victory in November after realizing that the economy and health care may not be their best targets.

8. EU MULLS FUTURE AFTER EUROSCEPTICS WIN BIG IN POLLS

An unprecedented surge by anti-EU parties is likely to complicate the economic bloc’s decisions on market liberalization and a proposed trade deal with the

9. US MARKS MEMORIAL DAY

Planned across the nation are somber ceremonies, flag plantings at cemeteries, parades, and family get-togethers.

10. WHICH DRIVER RACED FASTEST AT INDY

Ryan Hunter-Reay nips Helio Castroneves at the finish line to become the first American to win the Indy 500 since 2006.

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