10 Things To Know For Monday


UPDATED: Monday June 2, 2014 6:37 AM

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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