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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    
1. FLAG'S DAYS ARE NUMBERED IN SOUTH CAROLINA AFTER HISTORIC VOTE
    
After 54 years flying over the state Capitol, the Confederate battlefield standard will be pulled down after the House passed a bill that it should be removed.
    
2. DEADLINE DAY FOR GREECE
    
Athens is racing to finalize a plan of reforms for its third bailout, hoping to stave off a potentially catastrophic exit from the euro.
    
3. POPE HALFWAY THROUGH SOUTH AMERICA PILGRIMAGE
    
Francis will celebrate his first Mass in Bolivia and meet with indigenous groups and other grassroots organizations that work with the poor.
    
4. JOINT CHIEFS NOMINEE SAYS HE WILL ASSESS IS STRATEGY
    
Gen. Joseph Dunford says the U.S. and its coalition partners are making moderate progress in the fight against the extremist group.
    
5. WHO IS BEING HELD IN GAZA
    
Israeli authorities say two Israeli citizens are being detained, at least one of them by Hamas, but the circumstances remain murky.
    
6. BALTIMORE FIRES POLICE COMMISSIONER
    
Anthony Batts is let go by the mayor amid the worst crime spike in the city since the 1970s and plummeting morale among officers.
    
7. BIG GOP FIELD SEEKS FACETIME ON FOX NEWS
    
The political ad wars have begun, and the overflowing Republican presidential field means big demand for time on the cable news channel.
    
8. COSBY ACCUSER ASKS FOR TESTIMONY TO BE MADE PUBLIC
    
The comedian's first accuser asks a judge to release his full deposition in her sex-assault lawsuit, saying his legal team broke the confidentiality agreement that sealed the 2006 court settlement.
    
9. FIFA EXPELS CHUCK BLAZER FOR LIFE FOR BRIBERY, CORRUPTION
    
The move effectively ends the career of the most senior American in world soccer.
    
10. SERENA MARCHES TOWARD TENNIS HISTORY
    
Now it's Maria Sharapova's turn at Wimbledon to try to put an end to Williams' bid for the third leg of the Grand Slam - and a fourth consecutive major title.

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