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  1. all clear U.S. to Drop Plan B Limits Justin Sullivan/Getty

    1. U.S. to Drop Plan B Limits

    The U.S. government is stepping down on its attempt to block over-the-counter access to a morning-after contraceptive pill for women and girls of all ages. The Justice Department had been trying to appeal a judge's order to allow anyone to purchase the pill, Plan B One-Step, without a prescription. The decision appears to be based on a conclusion that the government might lose the sensitive case on appeal and would have to take it to the Supreme Court. The FDA said in a statement that once the pill comes up for approval, it will be approved "promptly."

    June 10, 2013 8:29 PM

  2. Get Ready Apple Unveils iOS7, New Mac Pro Eric Risberg/AP

    2. Apple Unveils iOS7, New Mac Pro

    Time to look longingly at all your old gadgets and wish for newer, better, faster ones. At Monday's Worldwide Developer's Conference Apple unveiled its latest version of the Mac Pro, which will feature the fastest memory the company has used yet and will have the brand-new Thunderbolt 2 to allow faster data-transfer speeds. Oh, and it will be "designed and assembled" in the USA. CEO Tim Cook also announced that Google and Microsoft will work with iCloud, a huge step for the software. iCloud will be deeply embedded in iWork, the new software suite. Also unveiled was the new MacBook Air and the completely revamped iOS 7 for iPhone, iPad, and iTouch.

    It "looks like Darth Vader did it with a can of soup." Apple announced the new design for the groundbreaking Mac Pro, and Twitter had some interesting things to say about it.

    June 10, 2013 3:16 PM

  3. leaker U.S. Considers Snowden Charges The Guardian/Getty Images

    3. U.S. Considers Snowden Charges

    U.S. authorities are considering how to press charges against NSA leaker Edward Snowden, who is believed to be in Hong Kong. An unnamed official said criminal charges are "under discussion" at the Justice Department, and the charges would be the first step in attempting to bring Snowden back to America, either via extradition or other means. Snowden fled to Hong Kong after giving classified documents to reporters revealing the National Security Agency's secret surveillance programs.

    June 10, 2013 8:11 PM

  4. NOT AGAIN Mumbai Apartment Complex Collapses Monsoon rains hit Mumbai, June 10, 2013. (Rafiq Maqbool/AP)

    4. Mumbai Apartment Complex Collapses

    A large apartment building collapsed in central Mumbai on Monday night, with at least 20 people believed to be trapped inside, according to officials. India’s Mumbai has been hit with a deluge of rain during the last two days, which might have led the multi-storied complex to cave in. Located near the famed Mahim shrine, the building also housed a car showroom on its ground floor. The latest disaster comes just two months after a seven-story building collapsed on the city’s outskirts, killing 74 people and underscoring unsafe construction standards in India, where the high demand for housing has led to fewer safety inspections and cost-cutting.

     

    June 10, 2013 1:14 PM

  5. Awful Report: Taliban Beheads Two Boys Boy in the Daman district, Kandahar, 2012. (Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty)

    5. Report: Taliban Beheads Two Boys

    Two young boys were reportedly mistaken for spies and beheaded by the Taliban in Afghanistan, according to government officials in Kandahar. A Taliban spokesman denied the charge. The children, 10 and 16, were reportedly digging through trash for food to bring back home to their families. Unfortunately they were near police headquarters, a location often targeted by the Taliban searching for police collaborators. This isn't the first time the Taliban has been accused of beheading young people. In 2012, the group was said to have beheaded another set of kids, which it also denied.

    June 10, 2013 2:58 PM

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  7. What Was That? ‘New Yorker’ Writer: Send Snowden to Prison The Guardian/Getty Images

    6. ‘New Yorker’ Writer: Send Snowden to Prison

    As NSA leaker Edward Snowden is hailed as a hero, the New Yorker's Jeffrey Toobin argues he should be doing jail time for sending classified documents to the media. Calling him “a grandiose narcissist,” Toobin notes that Snowden wasn't revealing illegal spying but a court-approved program. This, he says, was irresponsible and reckless. “The question, of course, is whether the government can function when all of its employees (and contractors) can take it upon themselves to sabotage the programs they don’t like,” Toobin writes.

    Is Edward Snowden a "hero," "traitor," or "man of God?" Here's what YouTube thinks about the NSA whistleblower.

    June 10, 2013 5:16 PM

  8. New Home Report: Patriots to Sign Tebow Bill Kostroun/AP

    7. Report: Patriots to Sign Tebow

    Looks like somebody wants Tim Tebow. The Patriots are signing the former Jets quarterback, according to an ESPN report. Head coach Bill Belichick recently spoke kindly about the 25-year-old athlete, denying rumors that there was "no chance" of him joining his team. Tebow's stint with the New York Jets ended last April after a bleak season. He is reportedly already on his way to Foxborough, Massachusetts, for the Patriots’ mandatory minicamp on Tuesday. After last year, the evangelical Christian is likely praying for better luck in New England.

    June 10, 2013 5:48 PM

  9. Top Secret Long-Lost Nazi Diary Found AP, US National Archives

    8. Long-Lost Nazi Diary Found

    Talk about a good find. A diary kept by Alfred Rosenberg, a top aide to Adolf Hitler who played a central role during the Holocaust, has been miraculously uncovered in an upstate New York home. The documents, which disappeared shortly after Rosenberg's death sentencing in 1946, were rumored to have been smuggled back to the U.S. by a Nuremberg prosecutor. The diary “sheds new light on a number of important issues relating to the Third Reich's policy,” according to the U.S. Holocaust Museum. More details of the recovery expected to be announced this week.

    June 10, 2013 4:48 PM

  10. WELCOME Hillary Clinton Joins Twitter Theo Wargo / Getty Images Entertainment

    9. Hillary Clinton Joins Twitter

    First Bill, now Hillary? On Twitter, that is—the former secretary of State joined the social network Monday. The handle @HillaryClinton showed up just before noon and quickly racked up thousands of followers. In her first tweet, Clinton credited the founders of the Tumblr Texts From Hillary for “inspiration" and wrote, "I'll take it from here." Whom is she following? Four accounts to start: Bill, daughter Chelsea Clinton, CGI, and the Clinton Foundation. As for the obligatory 2016 speculation, Clinton's bio provides some fodder: “Wife, mom, lawyer, women & kids advocate, FLOAR, FLOTUS, US Senator, SecState, author, dog owner, hair icon, pantsuit aficionado, glass ceiling cracker, TBD..." Good to know that the success of Texts From Hillary hasn't gone to founder Adam Smith's head: he responded to Clinton by retweeting her first tweet, starting with "!!!!"

    From Bill Clinton getting the Colbert treatment to Bill Cosby's "tweet nothings" to Bill Gates writing "Hello World," here are celebrities' best first tweets.

    June 10, 2013 12:48 PM

  11. Gangster Amanda Bynes Offered Record Deal Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

    10. Amanda Bynes Offered Record Deal

    Perhaps the nose job paid off! A music producer for Chinga Chang Records has reportedly offered the recently erratic Amanda Bynes a hip-hop recording contract, according to RadarOnline. Daniel Herman, who prides himself in bringing pop and legitimate hip-hop together successfully, believes the retired Nickelodeon star is even “more gangster than Drake.” Bynes herself has been agitating for a hip-hop career, tweeting last month, “Look forward to seeing me in music videos!” Let's just hope she ditches the platinum blonde wig.

    June 10, 2013 2:49 PM

  12. MEANWHILE Justice Dept. Investigates Snowden J. David Ake/AP

    11. Justice Dept. Investigates Snowden

    That was fast. The Justice Department said on Sunday that it has launched a criminal investigation into Edward Snowden, the man who leaked top-secret information about the NSA’s widespread spying program. In a statement, the Justice Department said it is in the “initial stages of an investigation into the unauthorized disclosure of classified information by an individual with authorized access.” Meanwhile, Rep. Peter King (R-NY), the chair of the House Homeland Security subcommittee, called for Snowden to be “prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law” and that Snowden should not be allowed asylum overseas. House Intelligence Committee chairman Mike Rogers also called for Snowden’s extradition, saying he had “endangered American lives.”

    June 10, 2013 6:50 AM

  13. STILL AT WAR Kabul Airport Attackers Killed Shah Marai/AFP/Getty

    12. Kabul Airport Attackers Killed

    After several hours of fighting, Afghan security forces killed five insurgents who shelled NATO headquarters at Kabul airport overnight with rockets and gunfire. The militants took cover in a five-story building under construction near the airport, forcing officials to halt flight operations. The Afghan police sealed off the building and cleared each floor while U.S. Black Hawk helicopters circled overhead. Two other insurgents were killed when they detonated their explosive devices, but there were no civilian or military casualties. Meanwhile, Afghan authorities were blaming the Taliban for beheading two boys in Kandahar. The Taliban denies any involvement in the killings.


    June 10, 2013 11:38 AM

  14. SO LONG? Snowden Unlikely to Stay in Hong Kong Wilfred Y Wong/Getty

    13. Hong Kong Isn’t Ideal for Snowden

    Experts say Edward Snowden may not be able to hang out in Hong Kong for as long as he’d hoped. Snowden, who leaked top-secret documents about the National Security Agency’s spying program, told the Guardian he had sought refuge there because “they have a spirited commitment to free speech and the right of political dissent.” But the former British colony earned that reputation as a place where Chinese political dissidents—not runaways from other countries—fled from authorities. One former secretary of security in the region who is now a lawmaker said Hong Kong will not be a “safe harbor” for Snowden. If the U.S. asks for him to be extradited, “we would act in accordance with the law,” she told the New York Times. As of midday Monday, Snowden’s whereabouts were unclear.

    June 10, 2013 11:38 AM

  15. GOVERNORS BALL Kanye West Debuts ‘I Am a God’ Zacharie Scheurer/AP

    14. Kanye West Debuts ‘I Am a God’

    Some people open concerts with a “Hello, New York,” but Kanye West is not some people. The rapper opened his performance at the Governors Ball on Sunday with his new song “Black Skinheads” and then “New Slaves” (first heard on Saturday Night Live in May), flanked by attack dogs and people clad in KKK-style hoods. West also debuted “I Am a God” from his new album, Yeezus, which included the lyrics “I just talked to Jesus / And he said, ‘What’s up, Yeezus?’ / And I said, ‘Shit, I’m chillin’ / Trying to stack these millions.” West also celebrated his birthday Saturday night in New York with a star-studded party—although his pregnant girlfriend, Kim Kardashian, was not present. She tweeted a message to him on Saturday: “Happy birthday to my best friend, the love of my life, my soul!!!”

     

    June 10, 2013 7:48 AM

  16. WHISTLEBLOWER Snowden: I Don't Expect to Go Home The Guardian/Getty Images

    15. Snowden: I Don't Expect to Go Home

    Edward Snowden, the man who leaked top-secret information about the National Security Agency’s widespread spying program, told the Guardian that he thinks “nothing good” will happen to him. “I do not expect to go home again,” Snowden said. He is currently hiding in Hong Kong, although he said “I think it’s really tragic that an American has to move to a place that has a reputation for less freedom.” Snowden is a former CIA employee who had been working for the independent contractor Booz Allen, assigned to a team in Hawaii, which he left abruptly after three months on May 1. Snowden said his plan for his future is “just to sit here and hope the Hong Kong government does not deport me.”

    June 10, 2013 6:25 AM

  17. JUSTICE George Zimmerman Trial to Begin Pool photo by Joe Burbank

    16. George Zimmerman Trial to Begin

    Good luck finding a juror who doesn't have an opinion on this case. Jury selection for George Zimmerman’s trial for second-degree murder is set to begin Monday, more than one year after he shot and killed Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman, who is Hispanic, claims he acted in self-defense when he killed Martin, an unarmed black 17-year-old who Zimmerman says was “up to no good” when he stopped him. Zimmerman’s trial is expected to last four to six weeks, although the defense was handed a setback last week when a judge ruled that Martin’s texts, school records, and possible marijuana use could not be brought up at trial. Meanwhile, protesters gathered outside Seminole County Courthouse in Sanford, Florida, on the eve of Zimmerman’s trial, including a group called the Revolutionary Communist Party.

    June 10, 2013 6:59 AM

  18. NO CHANGE Mandela Still in Serious Condition Schalk van Zuydam/AP

    17. Mandela Still in Serious Condition

    Nelson Mandela remained in “stable, but serious” condition on Monday after spending the weekend in a Pretoria hospital for a lung infection. Mandela, 94, has been hospitalized three times this year. Spokesman Mac Maharaj denied reports that visitors are being blocked from access to Mandela, saying that he is subject to “normal procedures” of a patient in intensive care. Mandela’s daughter, Zindzi, said Sunday that her father is a “fighter” and is “well.”

    June 10, 2013 6:56 AM

  19. SHOOTING Fifth Santa Monica Victim Dies Mark J. Terrill/AP

    18. Fifth Santa Monica Victim Dies

    Marcela Franco, 26, one of the people shot by a gunman who opened fire at Santa Monica College on Friday, died Sunday. Franco had just enrolled in summer classes at the school and was in her father’s SUV when she was killed. Her father, Carlos Navarro Franco, 68, a groundskeeper at the college, was also killed in the rampage. Police are still searching for the reason why John Zawahri, 23, went on the shooting rampage through Santa Monica, which culminated at the college. Before going on the rampage, Zawahri allegedly killed his father and brother and then set their home on fire. Zawahri was shot and killed by police officers on the scene.

    June 10, 2013 7:32 AM

  20. TONY AWARDS ‘Kinky Boots’ Wins Best Musical Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions

    19. ‘Kinky Boots’ Wins Best Musical

    After leading much of the night, Cyndi Lauper's Kinky Boots took Best Musical at Sunday night's Tony Awards, and Pippin won Best Revival. In the big upset of the night, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? star Tracy Letts beat out Tom Hanks for best leading actor in a play. That wasn't Virginia Woolf's only accolade of the evening, as the show also took home the Tony for best play revival. Kinky Boots racked up several other awards, winning best musical score and best choreography; star Billy Porter won best performance in a musical. Andrea Martin, who stars in Pippin, won the award for best featured actress in a musical. Her co-star, Patina Miller, won the best leading actress in a musical award. 

    June 9, 2013 10:26 PM

  21. UNDERWATER 20,000 Flee German Flood Joerg Koch/Getty

    20. 20,000 Flee German Flood

    More than 20,000 people were evacuated from their homes in Germany and Hungary on Monday after a dam burst on the River Elbe in Magdeburg this weekend. Although water levels appeared to be receding in Magdeburg on Monday, the situation is still considered dire enough that people can’t return to their homes. Around 700 soldiers worked to build a dam of sandbags around the power substation in the district of Rothensee. Meanwhile, 1,800 people were evacuated in Hungary, although the flood defenses in Budapest appeared to have held steady. In Warsaw, the main roadway was underwater and firefighters helped stranded motorists to safety. Eighteen people have died so far in the floods in Central Europe.

    June 10, 2013 7:02 AM

  22. HERO PRINCE Soldier: Prince Harry Saved Me From Homophobic Attack Pool photo by Brennan Linsley

    21. Soldier: Prince Harry Saved Me From Homophobic Attack

    A gay soldier in Prince Harry’s infantry division said that the royal soldier saved him from a homophobic attack in 2008, according to an excerpt in Britain’s Daily Mail. Trooper James Wharton said six soldiers threatened to beat him up after he bragged about “scoring” with a fellow soldier while they were on tour in Canada. According to Wharton, Harry told him, “Right. I’m going to sort this s--t out once and for all,” before confronting the soldiers. Wharton writes that Harry returned 10 minutes later and said the problem had been “sorted” and he told the soldiers to “back the f--k off.” Wharton writes that Harry insisted “our press people” told him he was a gay icon, and asked, “Is it because I’m a f--king ginger?” Oh, Harry, if you need a self-esteem boost, just go back to Capitol Hill.

    June 10, 2013 7:42 AM

  23. Happy Birthday Google Doodle Honors Sendak Google

    22. Google Doodle Honors Sendak

    Go spend the next few minutes on Google. Back? OK, here goes: the Google Doodle on Monday is an elaborate animated tribute to Maurice Sendak, the children’s book author of Where the Wild Things Are. Sendak died on May 8, 2012, and Monday would have been his 85th birthday. The elaborate animation features Max from Where the Wild Things Are, then moves on to show Mickey and the three bakers from In the Night Kitchen, and then the final set of characters are from 2005’s Bumble-Ardy. As usual, a quote from the Wild Things can best sum up the situation: “Oh please don’t go—we’ll eat you up—we love you so!” Happy birthday.

    June 10, 2013 7:39 AM

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    23. Erin Brockovich Arrested on Boat

    Julia Roberts never showed this side of Erin Brockovich. The environmental activist, portrayed by Roberts in a 2000 film, was arrested Sunday for allegedly driving a boat while drunk. Brockovich was "struggling" while trying to handle her vessel on a lake near Las Vegas, according to the local game warden. And with a blood-alcohol level just over twice the legal limit of 0.08, it's no wonder why. "This was clearly a big mistake. I know better," Brockovich said in a statement about the incident. She was released from a detention center after posting $1,000 bail.

    June 10, 2013 12:34 PM

  25. LISTEN UP Harris Didn’t Use the N Word Andrew H. Walker/Getty

    24. Harris Didn’t Use the N Word

    Did Neil Patrick Harris say the N word in his opening number at the Tonys? No, he didn’t. Harris blasted the Daily Mail Monday for a story that says exactly that. “And as he sang alongside Tyson he dropped the N word singing: ‘Is I his n***a’ as Iron Mike hot shoe shuffled beside him across the stage at Radio City Hall [sic],” the story details. Harris took to Twitter with an angry message: “Really, Daily Mail?!? The N-word? That’s your story?!? I would NEVER be so disrespectful and frankly, neither should you.” So what did he say? Listen to the clip.

    June 10, 2013 12:01 PM