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A TV screen shows a news report of Edward Snowden, a former CIA employee who leaked top-secret documents about sweeping U.S. surveillance programs, at a shopping mall in Hong Kong Sunday, June 23, 2013. The former National Security Agency contractor wanted by the United States for revealing two highly classified surveillance programs has been allowed to leave for a "third country" because a U.S. extradition request did not fully comply with Hong Kong law, the territory's government said Sunday

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

1. EDWARD SNOWDEN IS ON THE RUN

The NSA leaker flees Hong Kong for a layover in Moscow before he'll to fly to Cuba and then seek asylum in Ecuador, WikiLeaks says.

2. NELSON MANDELA IN CRITICAL CONDITION

"The doctors are doing everything possible to get his condition to improve," South African President Jacob Zuma says.

3. WHY THE TALIBAN KILLED 11 MOUNTAIN CLMBERS

The Pakistani group said the deaths of the 10 tourists and their guide are revenge for a U.S. drone strike that killed a Taliban leader.

4. DAREDEVIL CROSSES GORGE ON TIGHTROPE

Nik Wallenda walked on a 2-inch-thick steel cable, 1,500 feet above a river near the Grand Canyon.

6. KERRY PRESSES INDIA ON GLOBAL WARMING

"The irreversible climate challenge is speeding toward us, crying out for a global solution," the U.S. secretary of state says.

6. SUPREME COURT'S OPTIONS ON GAY MARRIAGE

The justices could strike down state laws that limit marriage to heterosexual couples, uphold gay marriage bans, or say nothing meaningful on the issue.

7. AFGHAN BOMB SCHOOL FIGHTS WAR'S LEADING KILLER

Hundreds of soldiers train to disarm Taliban-planted bombs that kill and maim thousands each year.

8. GIRL SCOUTS NEED MORE THAN A FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE

Their woes include declining membership and revenues, a dearth of volunteers, and rifts between leadership and members.

9. WHAT MEDICS LEARNED FROM GETTYSBURG

A Union Army doctor introduced the ideas of an ambulance corps and three tiers of field hospitals.

10. TWINKIES TO MAKE A SWEET COMEBACK

Hostess reopens its factory and plans to have the snack cakes back on shelves July 15.

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