10 Things To Know For Monday


UPDATED: Monday May 26, 2014 6:28 AM

1. POLITICAL 'EARTHQUAKE' IN EUROPE
    
Far-right and Euroskeptic parties make sweeping gains as voters in 21 EU countries go to the polls.
    
2. POPE MAKES PUSH FOR PEACE
    
Visiting the Holy Land, Francis arranges a meeting between the Israeli and Palestinian presidents at the Vatican - while repeatedly backing Palestinians' aspirations for statehood.
    
3. EXIT POLLS: CANDY TYCOON WINS UKRAINE PRESIDENCY
    
Petro Poroshenko's Willy Wonka-like chocolate stores and candies are on sale in every kiosk across the country, helping lead to the perception that he is the "good tycoon."
    
4. OBAMA MAKES SURPRISE TRIP TO AFGHANISTAN
    
He says that although most U.S. troops will leave for home in the coming months, the military will likely still maintain a limited role in the country.
    
5. HOW CALIFORNIA RAMPAGE MIGHT HAVE BEEN FORESEEN
    
The suspect's family says they called police to warn them of disturbing videos he had been posting online - but sheriff's deputies say they never saw the videos until it was too late.
    
6. POLAND'S GEN. WOJCIECH JARUZELSKI DIES AT 90
    
The country's last communist leader was best known for his 1981 martial-law crackdown on the Solidarity union.
    
7. US MARKS MEMORIAL DAY
    
Planned across the nation are somber ceremonies, flag plantings at cemeteries, parades, and family get-togethers.
    
8. WHO'S FASHIONABLY DRESSED IN CAP AND GOWN
    
Emma Watson, the actress who played Hermione Granger in the "Harry Potter" movies, graduates with a bachelor's in English from Brown.
    
9. SWEETS MAKERS WORK TO KEEP NAMES OFF E-CIGARETTES
    
The companies say that manufacturers of liquid nicotine for e-cigarettes are pilfering notable brand names like Thin Mint and Tootsie Roll.
    
10. WHICH DRIVER RACED FASTEST AT INDY
    
Ryan Hunter-Reay nips Helio Castroneves at the finish line to become the first American to win the Indy 500 since 2006.

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