10 Things to Know Today
by Associated Press Wire
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Edgar Yepez takes a photo among 7,000 American flags on display outside the Long Center in Austin, Texas, on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2013. The flags are in honor of the fallen veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The display was organized by Operation Honor Our Heroes, an organization that was founded by Nancy Glass after her friend MSG Robert M. Horrigan was killed in Iraq in 2005. "I feel very honored to be part of this celebration," said Yepez, 28, who was born in Mexico to a Mexican mother and Pakistani father. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Jay Janner)
Edgar Yepez takes a photo among 7,000 American flags on display outside the Long Center in Austin, Texas, on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2013. The flags are in honor of the fallen veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The display was organized by Operation Honor Our Heroes, an organization that was founded by Nancy Glass after her friend MSG Robert M. Horrigan was killed in Iraq in 2005. "I feel very honored to be part of this celebration," said Yepez, 28, who was born in Mexico to a Mexican mother and Pakistani father. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Jay Janner)
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The fire-damaged exterior of Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas cruise ship is seen while docked in Freeport, Grand Bahama island, Monday, May 27, 2013. Royal Caribbean said the fire occurred early Monday while on route from Baltimore to the Bahamas on the mooring area of deck 3 and was quickly extinguished. All 2,224 guests and 796 crew were safe and accounted for. (AP Photo/The Freeport News, Jenneva Russell)
The fire-damaged exterior of Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas cruise ship is seen while docked in Freeport, Grand Bahama island, Monday, May 27, 2013. Royal Caribbean said the fire occurred early Monday while on route from Baltimore to the Bahamas on the mooring area of deck 3 and was quickly extinguished. All 2,224 guests and 796 crew were safe and accounted for. (AP Photo/The Freeport News, Jenneva Russell)
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. PRESSURE FOR PEACE IN SYRIA

Top U.S. and Russian diplomats meet in Europe to try and bring Assad and Syria's fractured opposition to talks in Geneva and Europe ends its arms embargo to the rebels. SYRIA-DIPLOMACY

2. QUESTIONS ABOUT MCCAIN'S UNANNOUNCED TRIP

The State Department was aware the Arizona Republican, a proponent of arming Syrian rebels, slipped into the country for the meeting with anti-government fighters. MCCAIN-SYRIA

3. CRUISE CANCELED AFTER ANOTHER SHIP FIRE

More than 2,200 passengers were being flown home after the blaze aboard the Royal Caribbean ship blaze, months after a Carnival ship was disabled by a fire. CRUISE SHIP FIRE

4. OBAMA GOING BACK TO JERSEY SHORE

With Christie at his side again, the president will take a post-Hurricane Sandy tour of the coastline. OBAMA

5. EMBATTLED RUTGERS STANDS BY NEW ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

President Robert Barchi says Julie Hermann will start next month, despite charges she humiliated and verbally abused her Tennessee volleyball team. RUTGERS-ATHLETIC DIRECTOR-ABUSE

6.. PRESIDENT MAKES MEMORIAL DAY APPEAL

"Even as we turn the page on a decade of conflict, our nation is still at war," Obama says at Arlington as combat in Afghanistan approaches 12 years. MEMORIAL DAY

7. CHARGES EXPECTED IN LIBERTY RESERVE PROBE

The founder of the Costa Rican digital currency business was arrested in Spain on money laundering charges and a Russian citizen will also be extradited to the U.S. COSTA RICA-DIGITAL CURRENCY

8. NEWBORN RESCUED FROM TOILET PIPE

Chinese firefighters sawed open the sewer pipe after a tenant in a residential building heard the baby's cries. The baby was reported safe in a nearby hospital. CHINA-INFANT IN SEWER

9. WHY OBESE WOMEN ARE CHOOSING SURGERY

A study suggests that obese mothers who undergo weight-loss operations give birth to slimmer offspring. HEALTHBEAT-OBESE PREGNANCY

10. WHAT MCCARTNEY LEFT FOR ELVIS

The former Beatle dropped a personal guitar pick on Presley's grave in his first trip to Graceland, "so Elvis can play in heaven." MCCARTNEY-GRACELAND



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