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Posted: Sunday, June 2, 2013 9:01 am

1. U.S. AND CHINA TO HOLD TALKS ON HACKING

The U.S. and China have agreed to hold regular, high-level talks on how to set standards of behavior for cybersecurity and commercial espionage, the first diplomatic effort to defuse the tensions over what the U.S. says is a daily barrage of computer break-ins and theft of corporate and government secrets. The talks will begin in July. American officials say they do not expect the process to immediately yield a significant reduction in the daily intrusions from China. [New York Times]

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2. TURKISH PROTESTS QUIETLY ENTER THIRD DAY

Protest sites in Istanbul were largely calm early on Sunday following days of anti-government demonstrations and violence that flared after police cracked down on a protest over a park in the Turkish city. Turkish police have arrested more than 900 people during two days of protests, the most sustained anti-government outburst for years. A witness told the BBC that this has been a largely afternoon and evening protest, and that clashes may resume later in the day. [BBC]

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3. NOAA CANCELS AGENCY-WIDE FURLOUGHS

Following the recent tornado outbreaks in the Plains, NOAA is cancelling the furlough plan for the entire organization, which includes the National Weather Service. NOAA faced strong Congressional pressure not to furlough National Weather Service employees (which was meant to be a cost savings measure in response to the budget sequester). [Washington Post]

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4. EARTHQUAKES RATTLE TAIWAN AND THE PHILIPPINES

A strong earthquake jolted Taiwan on Sunday, killing one person and injuring at least 18 others, while a magnitude-5.7 earthquake jolted the southern Philippines late Saturday, injuring at least 33 people and damaging more than 140 houses. The Philippine archipelago is located in the Pacific "Ring of Fire," where earthquakes and volcanic activity are common. [ABC News]

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5. REP. ISSA CALLS JAY CARNEY A PAID LIAR

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform committee, blasted White House press secretary Jay Carney on CNN’s State of the Union, calling him a "paid liar" who is not being truthful about the scandal at the IRS. The Obama administration has maintained that local IRS agents in a single agency division have been responsible for the scandal. [Politico]

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6. SECOND SUSPECT CHARGED WITH MURDER OF BRITISH SOLDIER

Michael Adebolajo, a second suspect in the killing of British soldier Lee Rigby, was charged with murder on Saturday. Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale, another suspect, were hospitalized after the attack. Adebolajo was released from the hospital into police custody on Friday. [CNN]

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7. APPLE PREPARES FOR E-BOOK CASE

Apple goes to trial Monday over allegations by federal and state authorities that it conspired with publishers to raise the price of e-books. The trial pits Apple against the U.S. Justice Department in a case that tests how internet retailers interact with content providers. "This case will effectively set the rules for internet commerce," said David Balto, a former policy director for the FTC. [Reuters]

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8. JORAN VAN DER SLOOT TO MARRY IN PRISON

Convicted Dutch murderer Joran van der Sloot, who gained notoriety in 2005 in connection to Natalee Holloway's disappearance, is planning to marry a Peruvian woman in the prison where he's serving a 28-year sentence. Van der Sloot was convicted of the brutal 2010 murder of a young Lima woman he met in a casino. There has been speculation in Peruvian media that Van der Sloot wants to marry 23-year-old Leydi Figueroa Uceda to avoid possible extradition to the U.S. [USA Today]

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9. NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS HEAD TO GAME 7

The Indiana Pacers beat the Miami Heat 91-77 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse Saturday night, forcing a Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals that will take place in Miami Monday night. The Heat's LeBron James received a technical foul for a bizarre 94-foot sprint down the court after a questionable call. [Miami Herald]

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10. ALL IN THE FAMILY ACTRESS DIES AT 90

Jean Stapleton, the actress best remembered for her long-running role as Edith Bunker on the 1970s sitcom All in the Family, died Friday at her home in New York City, her family confirms. Stapleton, who was 90, succumbed to natural causes. [People]

compiled by theweek.com

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