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10 things to know for Monday

Monday - 6/2/2014, 5:21am  ET

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This April 23, 2014 image provided by NASA shows NASA's saucer-shaped experimental flight vehicle being prepared for a Range Compatibility Test at the at the U.S Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility at Kekaha on the island of Kaua‘i in Hawaii. The vehicle, part of the Low Density Supersonic Decelerator project, will test an inflatable decelerator and a parachute at high altitudes and speeds over the Pacific Missile Range scheduled for June 1, 2014. (AP Photo/NASA)

The Associated Press

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

1. SWAP OF GUANTANAMO PRISONERS FOR US SOLDIER STIRS DEBATE

U.S. officials say Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's health and safety appeared in jeopardy, prompting action to secure his release from the Taliban, but Republicans say the deal could place U.S. troops in danger.

2. WHAT WHITE HOUSE WANTS TO CHOP BY ONE THIRD

The Obama administration will roll out a plan to cut earth-warming pollution from power plants by 30 percent by 2030.

3. HOW SENATE IS DEALING WITH VA HEALTH CARE SCANDAL

Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Vermont independent and chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, will promote a bill that seeks to fix the long delays for veterans' care.

4. AL-QAIDA IS DECENTRALIZED, BUT NOT NECESSARILY WEAKER

Experts argue that the restructured terror group is perhaps even stronger than it has been in recent years, and that the potential for attacks on U.S. soil endures.

5. OBAMA TO PRESS EUROPE ON RUSSIA

In his four-day trip to Poland, Belgium and France, the president will push European leaders to maintain pressure on Moscow over its threatening moves in Ukraine.

6. NASA PLANS MARS PARACHUTE TEST

The skies off the Hawaiian island of Kauai will be a stand-in for Mars as NASA prepares to launch a saucer-shaped vehicle in an experimental flight designed to land heavy loads on the red planet.

7. WHY SOME CALIF. POT FARMS WORSEN DROUGHT

Some drought-stricken rivers and streams in Northern California's coastal forests are being polluted and sucked dry by water-guzzling medical marijuana farms, wildlife officials say.

8. THE LEGACY OF JACQUES COUSTEAU

The ocean explorer's grandson Fabien plans to spend a month living underwater off a reef in the Florida Keys.

9. EMMY-WINNING `BRADY BUNCH' HOUSEKEEPER DIES

Ann B. Davis, who played lovable Alice for five years in the 1970s sitcom, was 88.

10. FEDERER BREAKS DECADE-LONG STREAK AT FRENCH OPEN

The Grand Slam champion lost in the fourth round to Latvia's Ernest Gulbis, his earliest exit from Roland Garros since 2004.


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