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Shiite tribal fighters raise their weapons and chant slogans against the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Basra, Iraq's second-largest city, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, June 16, 2014. Sunni militants captured a key northern Iraqi town along the highway to Syria early on Monday, compounding the woes of Iraq's Shiite-led government a week after it lost a vast swath of territory to the insurgents in the country's north. (AP Photo/Nabil Al-Jurani)

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In this photo taken June 13, 2014, Zhang Qian holds up a photo taken with her husband, Wang Houbin, 28 and a photo of a love letter written by him in Beijing. Wang is one of the Chinese passenger on board the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The absence of proof of death has made any closure elusive for the relatives of the 239 men and women on the plane. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2014 file photo provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections is John E. Winfield. Winfield, who faces execution one minute after midnight Wednesday, June 18, 2014, is one of three set to die this week as states move ahead with plans to carry out the death penalty. (AP Photo/Missouri Department of Corrections, File)
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Graphic shows sodium levels for selected food group.
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FILE - In this April 1, 2014 file photo, Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., holds up a GM ignition switch while she questions General Motors CEO Mary Barra on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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Two tornados approach Pilger, Neb., Monday June 16, 2014. The National Weather Service said at least two twisters touched down within roughly a mile of each other Monday in northeast Nebraska. (AP Photo/Eric Anderson)
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2013 file photo, a couple with a baby stroller cross the street in the Park Slope neighborhood in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The rise in popularity of Brooklyn as a name for girls parallels the borough’s renaissance through the gentrification of neighborhoods, an influx of tech firms, the construction of the Barclays Center as an entertainment hub and the relocation and rebranding of the New Jersey Nets basketball team. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, FILE)
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Breyan Harris, a lifelong non-smoker who was recently diagnosed with lung cancer, posses at her home in Fair Oaks, Calif., Monday, June 16, 2014. Harris, 33, hopes to enroll in a new cancer drug test that starts Monday in hundred of hospitals around the country. Like a medical version of speed dating, doctors will sort through multiple potential drugs and match patients to the one most likely to succeed based on each person's unique tumor gene profile. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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Ghana's Kevin-Prince Boateng runs with the ball during the group G World Cup soccer match between Ghana and the United States at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Monday, June 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 1997 file photo, San Diego Padres' Tony Gwynn hits a double during first inning action and gets his first 100 RBI season during a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh. Gwynn, the Hall of Famer with a sweet left-handed swing who spent his entire 20-year career with the Padres and was one of San Diego's most beloved athletes, died of cancer Monday, June 16, 2014. He was 54. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

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

1. WHICH OPTIONS OBAMA IS EXAMINING TO DEAL WITH IRAQ

The president is sending 300 American troops to secure U.S. assets. Airstrikes, a special force contingent and cooperation with Iran are also on the table.

2. HOW FAMILIES OF THE MALAYSIAN JET’S PASSENGERS ARE COPING

Relatives of the 239 people on the missing plane find no solace in lives that have been upended by uncertainty and sorrow.

3. AFTER 7 WEEKS, EXECUTIONS MAY RESUME

Three convicted killers are scheduled to die this week, the first since an Oklahoma inmate died of a heart attack following a botched lethal injection.

4. WHY SOME FOODS MAY BECOME LESS SALTY

The Food and Drug Administration is preparing to issue voluntary guidelines asking the food industry to lower sodium levels, FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg tells The Associated Press.

5. GM RECALLING ANOTHER 3.4 MILLION CARS

A defective key can cause the engine to shut off and disable the vehicle’s power steering. A similar problem led to an earlier massive recall.

6. NEBRASKA TORNADOES KILL ONE, INJURE 19

Dual twisters touch down within a mile of each other, destroying more than half of the tiny town of Pilger.

7. CALL ME BROOKLYN

The New York City borough’s moniker is now one of the nation’s most popular baby names. At least, for babies who don’t live there, or even anywhere close by.

8. CANCER STUDY LAUNCHED AT HUNDREDS OF US HOSPITALS

It’s akin to medical speed dating: Doctors will sort through multiple experimental drugs and find the one most likely to succeed based on each patient’s gene profile.

9. US WINS WORLD CUP OPENER

The Americans down Ghana 2-1 as Clint Dempsey scores the sixth-quickest goal ever in the tournament.

10. BASEBALL SAYS GOODBYE TO ONE OF ITS GREATEST HITTERS

Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, who compiled a career .338 average and won eight NL batting titles, dies of cancer at age 54.

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