1. OBAMA DEFENDS SURVEILLANCE AMID GLOBAL UPROAR
The administration has no plans to shelve the controversial collection of records revealed by an NSA contract worker.
2. POLICE USE TEAR GAS TO MOVE TURKEY PROTESTERS
Some activists lobbed fireworks and stones at hundreds of police who pushed through barricades where people had occupied an Istanbul park for more than a week.
3. FIRST VOTES SET ON IMMIGRATION
While the Senate prepared for procedural votes to allow debate to move forward, senators prepared amendments on border security and health care.
4. US DROPS OPPOSITION TO AGE LIMITS FOR MORNING-AFTER PILL
The Obama administration said it would drop its appeal to the judge's order to make emergency contraception available to girls of all ages.
5. SENATE APPROVES HALF-TRILLION DOLLAR, 5-YEAR FARM BILL
The legislation, which will cost nearly $100B annually, expands crop insurance, rice and peanut subsidies and trims food stamps.
6. JOURNALIST WHO BROKE NSA STORY DOESN'T HIDE HIS OPINION
The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald has argued in three books that the government tramples on personal rights and called the collection of phone records "rampant abuse."
7. FAMILY TURMOIL OF SANTA MONICA GUNMAN
The mother of the man who shot five people, including his father and brother, said her husband became abusive five years into her marriage when she moved from Lebanon to join him in the U.S.
8. HOW TO SECURE THE OLYMPICS
Russian officials say they will use drones and robotic vehicles to make sure the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi will be "the safest Olympics in history."
9. WHAT'S NEW ON THE NEXT PLAYSTATION
Playstation 4 costs about $100 less than Microsoft's Xbox One, and doesn't require a steady online connection for its games.
10. TEBOW TO JOIN FORMER TEAM'S RIVAL
The ex-New York Jet is expected to join the New England Patriots minicamp today.
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