10 Things to Know for Today

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Posted: Jun 14, 2016 9:26 AM
10 Things to Know for Today

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

1. ORLANDO MOURNS AS POSSIBLE MOTIVES EMERGE FOR GUNMAN

Despite Omar Mateen's pledge of support to the Islamic State group, other possible explanations are mental illness and whether he was conflicted about his own sexuality.

2. OBAMA STRUGGLES FOR SOLUTION ON VIOLENCE

The president is conceding that a deadly mix of extremism and easy gun access have made future tragedies almost a foregone conclusion.

3. WHO FRENCH POLICE ATTACKER PLEDGED ALLEGIANCE TO

A prosecutor says Larossi Abballa, a man who stabbed a police commander and police administrator to death at their home in a Paris suburb, made the declaration of loyalty to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

4. DEMOCRATIC FOES POISED FOR SIT-DOWN

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders end the primary calendar with a face-to-face meeting that could set the tone for party unity and next month's convention in Philadelphia.

5. NEW PALESTINIANS' CITY A DREAM COME TRUE

The move in the West Bank isn't just about real estate but also a symbol of their quest for statehood after nearly 50 years of Israeli military occupation.

6. NEW WRINKLE IN GAY PRIDE EXPLOSIVES CASE

The Indiana man arrested in Southern California with three assault rifles who told police he was headed to a gay pride event had been ordered by a judge in his home state to give up his guns.

7. WHERE NATIONAL AQUARIUM IS MOVING DOLPHINS

Eight Atlantic bottlenose dolphins that have spent their lives swimming in tanks will be retired from the Baltimore aquarium into a seaside sanctuary.

8. STEENKAMP'S FATHER TESTIFIES AT PISTORIUS SENTENCING

An emotional Barry Steenkamp says that his daughter's fatal shooting by the double amputee Olympian "devastated" his family and that he thinks of her "all the time."

9. HOW LATE-NIGHT COMICS HANDLED ORLANDO SHOOTING

TV's late-night hosts faced their toughest monologues since 9-11 — and for many of them, their toughest ever, since they're relatively new to the game.

10. CAVS STAY ALIVE IN NBA FINALS

Facing elimination and a torrent of criticism, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving score 41 points apiece to help Cleveland beat Golden State 112-97 in Game 5.