June 16, 2015 06:29 AM
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1. AL-QAIDA CONFIRMS U.S. STRIKE KILLED LEADER OF YEMEN AFFILIATE

The death of Nasir al-Wahishi is announced in a video statement. It's the biggest blow for the militant network since the death of Osama bin Laden.


2. RACHEL DOLEZAL'S CAREFULLY CULTIVATED WORLD CRUMBLES

The furor touched off national debate over racial identity and divided the NAACP itself.


3. KURDISH FIGHTERS SEIZE FULL CONTROL OF MILITANTS' BORDER STRONGHOLD

The takeover of Tal Abyad robs the Islamic State group of a key supply line for their nearby self-proclaimed capital in Raqqa.


4. WHO IS ENTERING WHITE HOUSE RACE

Donald Trump, who will announce his 2016 presidential intentions today, will be one of a dozen major candidates battling for the GOP nomination.


5. ESCAPED KILLERS ELUDE CAPTURE IN NEW YORK

Two convicted murderers remain at large as a woman charged with helping them flee from a maximum-security prison makes a second appearance in court.


6. WHAT TEXAS COMMUNITIES BRACE FOR

The eastern half of Texas is preparing for renewed flooding as Tropical Storm Bill approaches the state's Gulf Coast.


7. WHICH DILEMMA RAMADAN POSES FOR SOME MUSLIMS

Tens of millions of diabetic Islam followers face the emotional choice between their faith and their health every year.


8. THEATER SHOOTER'S PSYCHIATRIST SET TO TESTIFY AGAINST HIM

Dr. Lynne Fenton's testimony is among the most highly anticipated, as Fenton has never spoken publicly about her sessions with Holmes.


9. HONG KONG STOCK PLUNGES SIGNAL CHALLENGES FOR REGULATOR

Wild gyrations in share prices are raising concerns that a new trading link with mainland China is a conduit for questionable trading practices.


10. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS CLAIM 3RD STANLEY CUP TITLE IN 6 YEARS

"We won it for each other, for the city," captain Jonathan Toews says.