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10 Things to Know for Today: June 4

by By The Associated Press on June 04, 2013 6:41 AM

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

1. U.N. BACKS ASSERTION CHEMICAL WEAPONS USED IN SYRIA

But the global body says more evidence is needed to determine the precise chemical agents used or who used them.

2. SENATORS DETERMINED TO STOP SEXUAL ASSAULTS IN MILITARY

Congress is spelling out for the armed services how far lawmakers are willing to go in changing the decades-old military justice system.

3. CONGRESS POISED TO SCRUTINIZE IRS

Conservative groups who were targeted by the agency are getting their say on Capitol Hill, as details of another IRS controversy are being made public.

4. “BLADE RUNNER” GETS DAY IN COURT

Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee Olympian, has his murder trial postponed until Aug. 19 so that the prosecution has more time to investigate.

5. FORT HOOD SUSPECT WILL REPRESENT HIMSELF

Maj. Nidal Hasan plans a “defense of others” strategy. He may argue he was protecting fellow Muslims in Afghanistan from soldiers preparing to deploy from the Texas Army post.

6. WHAT'S BEHIND THE PROTESTS IN TURKEY

Demonstrators fear that Prime Minister Erdogan is forcing his conservative Islamic outlook on secular Turks.

7. AP: GOVERNMENT HAS SECRET EMAIL ACCOUNTS

AP's Jack Gillum finds that the practice could interfere with an agency's legal responsibilities to find and turn over email.

8. WHEN STORM CHASERS GET TOO CLOSE TO THE ACTION

The deaths in Oklahoma of three tornado researchers underscore the risks of getting too close to violent storms.

9. WHY SUNSCREEN MAY MAKE YOU LOOK BETTER

A study finds that those who use sunscreen regularly have younger-looking skin.

10. IT'LL BE HEAT-SPURS FOR THE TITLE

LeBron James scores 32 points and Miami takes any suspense out of reaching the NBA Finals for a third straight year with a 99-76 rout of Indiana.

PHOTO:  This undated handout photo provided by the Annals of Internal Medicine shows a demonstration of how a silicon cast is applied to the back of the hand so researchers can measure fine lines in the skin. . If worry about skin cancer doesn't make you slop on sunscreen, maybe vanity will: New research provides some of the strongest evidence to date that near-daily sunscreen use can slow the aging of your skin. The new study, from Australia's Sunshine Coast, used a unique step to measure whether sunscreens really help that constant onslaught. Researchers compared fine lines on the hands of hundreds of people who, for more than four years, had been assigned to rub on sunscreen daily or only when they deemed it necessary. (AP Photo/Annals of Internal Medicine)

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