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10 Things to Know for Today

May 31st, 2013 7:38 am by Associated Press

10 Things to Know for Today

Yanira Maldonado, 42, center, accompanied by her husband, Gary, right, speaks to media after being released from a prison on the outskirts of Nogales, Mexico late Thursday, May 30, 2013.

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

1. IT'S FREEDOM FOR ARIZONA WOMAN

Yanira Maldonado is released from a Mexican jail after security footage found she made no attempt to smuggle drugs on a U.S.-bound bus.

2. SYRIA SAID TO BE BUYING MiGs

A Russian arms manufacturer tells news agencies it is signing a contract to deliver at least 10 fighter jets to the Assad regime.

3. EUROPE SETS ANOTHER JOBLESS RECORD

Unemployment across the 17 EU countries that use the euro hit another record high in April, and could breach the 20 million mark this year.

4. WHAT LINKS RICIN-LACED LETTERS

A suspicious letter sent to the White House is similar to the ricin-laced mail sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

5. QUICK! SPELL "KNAIDEL"

Arvind Mahankali, 13, did it to win the 86th Scripps National Spelling Bee. If you're wondering, it means a small mass of dough.

6. RETRAINING K-9s TO SNIFF THE RIGHT STUFF

Now that marijuana is legal in Washington state, dogs are being trained to ignore pot so police can focus on other drugs.

7. WHAT MAKES THIS HOUSE SALE UNIQUE

A Dallas boarding house is on the market and the allure comes from one of its former occupants: Lee Harvey Oswald, who once lived there for about six weeks in 1963.

8. MCDIET: EXERCISE WITH A SIDE OF FRIES

McDonald's CEO says he lost 20 pounds by working out more — but still eats at the Golden Arches daily.

9. WHO'S OUT AT "AMERICAN IDOL"

Dueling divas Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj announce within hours of each other that they're leaving the show.

10. THE KING RULES MIAMI'S COURT

LeBron James scores 30 points and the Heat beat the Pacers 90-79 in a pivotal Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals.


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