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In this image taken from video obtained from Voice Of Jihad Website, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, sits in a vehicle guarded by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan. A U.S. defense official says released captive Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is scheduled to arrive at a military medical center in Texas on Friday. The official, who spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity because the plan has not been publicly announced, declined to provide details. Officials had previously said the intention was for Bergdahl to be reunited with his family at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Voice Of Jihad Website via AP video)

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In this still image posted on a militant Twitter account on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, militants parade down a main road in Mosul, Iraq. Iraqi officials say al-Qaida-inspired militants who this week seized much of the country's Sunni heartland have pushed into an ethnically mixed province northeast of Baghdad, capturing two towns there.(AP Photo/militant source via Twitter)
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In this Tuesday, March 11, 2014 photo, Burmese trafficking victim Min Min Chan, center, sits with others in a bus that will take them to their transit hotel before returning to their country, at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta, Indonesia. Tens of thousands of invisible migrants are trafficked annually through Thailand, Southeast Asia's second-largest economy. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
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In this June 10, 2014 photo a cellphone tower inside the bell tower is seen over the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Ankeny, Iowa. As wireless companies fill gaps in their networks, many have sought to camouflage the ungainly outdoor equipment that carries the nation’s daily diet of calls, text messages and data. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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In this picture taken on May 18, 2014, Real Madrid's supporters play with a ball inside the official Real Madrid shop of the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain. The European Union is investigating whether government loan guarantees for seven soccer clubs violate EU competition law, designed in part to prevent businesses from enjoying unfair advantage through state intervention. The probe is examining tax breaks granted to the Real Madrid, Barcelona, Athletic Bilbao and Osasuna soccer clubs _ but that’s a small part of government assistance to Spain’s soccer league, according to the AP review. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
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House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of Calif. leaves House Speaker John Boehner's office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 11, 2014, the day after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va., was defeated in the Virginia primary at the hands of a tea party challenger, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, June 11, 2014. McCarthy, the third-ranking GOP leader, informed fellow Republicans he intended to run to succeed Cantor, officials said. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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This photo taken June 11, 2014 shows a communications tower behind the Tallahassee Police Department in Tallahassee, Fla. The department has used the "Stingray" surveillance device, which masquerades as a cell phone tower, to intercept mobile phone calls. The Obama administration has been quietly advising local police not to disclose details about surveillance technology they are using to sweep up basic cellphone data from entire neighborhoods, The Associated Press has learned. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)
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San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green (4) drives around Miami Heat center Chris Bosh (1) in the first half in Game 4 of the NBA basketball finals, Thursday, June 12, 2014, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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

1. BERGDAHL BACK IN U.S. AFTER TALIBAN SWAP

A Pentagon spokesman says that the rescued Army sergeant will “continue the next phase of his reintegration process” at a Texas base.

2. IRAQ IN PARALYSIS AFTER SUNNI MILITANTS’ BLITZ

The Shiite-led government of Prime Minister al-Maliki has been unable to form a coherent response to the insurgency.

3. RAMPANT TRAFFICKING IN THAILAND MAY CARRY PRICE

With tens of thousands of migrants being forced into labor, the country risks being lowered on a U.S. State Department watch list without major improvements.

4. WHAT MAY SURPRISE YOU ABOUT CELLPHONE TOWERS

They could be hidden in a cross, disguised as a cactus, a silo or a palm tree. The goal is the same: concealing what most Americans view as an eyesore.

5. WHAT A SPANISH TOWN SEEMS TO VALUE MORE

An AP review finds that at the height of Spain’s austerity, the local government paid the Villareal soccer club $27 million to promote an airport that was never used.

6. CALIFORNIA LAWMAKER ON TRACK FOR CANTOR’S JOB

Kevin McCarthy gathers support to become House majority leader, though some Republicans would prefer a stronger conservative.

7. FEDS WORK TO KEEP SURVEILLANCE METHODS UNDER WRAPS

The AP learns that the Obama administration has been pushing local police to keep quiet about the technology they use to sweep up cellphone data.

8. WHOSE BEHAVIOR IS GETTING BETTER

American teens are smoking, drinking and fighting less – though they’re still texting behind the wheel, a survey shows.

9. MANY WORKERS STILL WAITING FOR RAISES

Five years after the Great Recession, pay increases remain sharply uneven across industries in the U.S. and, as a whole, have barely kept up with prices.

10. WHO’S ON THE VERGE OF ELIMINATION

Miami’s dream of a threepeat as NBA champions takes a major hit when the San Antonio Spurs rout the Heat 107-86 to take a 3-1 lead in the finals.

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