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Volunteers train at military base in the Shiite holy city of Najaf, 100 miles south of Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, June 17, 2014, after authorities urged Iraqis to help battle insurgents. Signs emerged Tuesday of a reprisal sectarian slaughter of Sunnis in Iraq, as police said pro-government Shiite militiamen killed nearly four dozen detainees after insurgents tried to storm the jail northeast of Baghdad. (AP Photo/ Jaber al-Helo)

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FBI Director James Comey, backed by law enforcement personnel, addresses a news conference Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at the FBI Minneapolis field office in Brooklyn Center, Minn. Comey said the arrest Sunday of a Libyan militant in the deadly attack on Americans in Benghazi is a very good day for law enforcement and added that the FBI's No. 1 priority remains counterterrorism. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
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In this Wednesday, May 28, 2014 photo, therapist Katherine Hartigan works with Ihor Lakatosh at Shriners Hospital for Children in Boston. Ihor had been burned in Ukraine, where his mother abandoned him at a hospital in 2011. Neglect had caused his burned skin to contract, fusing his arm to his chest and leaving him unable to walk. He was about 8 or 9 years old and weighed less than 30 pounds when he was flown to Boston in 2012 to treatment. He eventually returned to an orphanage in Ukraine, but has returned to Boston for additional surgeries. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
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FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2010, file photo, Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-Ind. is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. The contest for the No. 3 spot in the House GOP has turned into tea party conservatives’ last, best shot at congressional leadership after getting shut out of the top two jobs in the shakeup following Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s surprise primary defeat. All three - Steve Scalise of Louisiana, Peter Roskam of Illinois, and Stutzman - are to make their case to GOP rank-and-file lawmakers Wednesday ahead of votes on Thursday. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, 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 file combination made from file photos, General Motors CEO Mary Barra testifies before the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, left, and former U.S. Attorney Anton R. Valukas testifies before the House Financial Services Committee on April 20, 2010, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Barra and Valukas will appear before the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s oversight subcommittee on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Charles Dharapak, File)
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, file photo, an Amazon.com employee stocks books along one of the many miles of aisles at an Amazon.com Fulfillment Center in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
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In this Sunday, June 15, 2014 photo, a laborer sleeps with his hard hat on during his midday break at the Dragon Mart Phase 2 construction site in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. A midday work ban goes into effect across the United Arab Emirates for construction workers and outdoor laborers, on Sunday, to protect them from the risks of direct sunlight and extremely high temperatures during the hottest summer months. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
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Residents watch from the middle of the street, the World Cup group A soccer match between Mexico and Brazil on a television set up on a nearby sidewalk, in Mangaratiba, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. Mexico went on to hold host Brazil to a 0-0 draw. A street chalk drawing representing Brazil's national flag is pictured in the foreground. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

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

1. MILITANTS LAY SIEGE TO IRAQ’S LARGEST OIL REFINERY

Fighters of the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant began their attack on the Beiji facility, some 250 kilometers north of Baghdad, threatening the country’s domestic energy supplies.

2. 'KEY LEADER' CAPTURED IN BENGHAZI EMBASSY ATTACK

The Obama administration says Ahmed Abu Khattala, allegedly a terror chieftan in Libya, will be tried in a federal court in the U.S.

3. DEATH ROW PRISONERS EXECUTED IN TWO STATES

An inmate in Georgia and another one in Missouri received lethal injections in the nation’s first capital punishment cases since a botched execution in April.

4. WHAT MAKES UKRAINIAN BOY JUBILANT

The 11-year-old Ihor Lakatosh, whose severe burns left him with one arm fused to his body, can now walk again after numerous surgeries in Boston.

5. WHO PINS HOPES ON NO. 3 SPOT IN HOUSE GOP LEADERSHIP

For tea party Republicans, the majority whip position entails lining up votes to ensure victory for their legislative agenda.

6. NEBRASKA HIT BY UNUSUAL DEADLY TORNADOES

The two twisters tracked nearly side-by-side before touching down within about a mile of each other.

7. GENERAL MOTORS CEO TO APPEAR BEFORE CONGRESS AGAIN

Lawmakers will have more questions about how much Mary Barra knew about a problem with ignition switches when she was the company’s product development chief.

8. AMAZON POISED TO UNVEIL NEW PRODUCT

Media reports indicate it’ll be a phone – perhaps one with multiple cameras that can produce 3-D photos.

9. MIDDAY WORK BAN ON ARABIAN PENINSULA SPOTLIGHTS LABOR RIGHTS

The measure to protect those in outdoor jobs from extreme temperatures during the hottest months starts in summer, but Gulf Arab countries are holding back support of new international standards to prevent what some call “modern-day slavery”.

10. WHERE SOCCER IS MORE THAN POETRY IN MOTON

In Brazil, futebol has a poetic language all its own to match the beauty fans see in the game: when a shot falls a certain way, a player kicks a certain way, or when a goal is played with a particular elegance.

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