5 things you need to know Monday

5 things you need to know Monday

5 things you need to know Monday

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Posted on June 16, 2014 at 7:43 AM

U.S. faces Ghana in World Cup

The United States finally gets its 2014 World Cup campaign underway when it faces Ghana in its opening Group G match in Natal, Brazil, at 6 p.m. ET. The U.S. has been preparing for this match for the past month. Head coach Jurgen Klinsmann
chose his 23-man roster roster 25 days ago. The players will play, the coaches will coach, and the rest of us will watch.

Iraqi militants seize key northern town


slamic militants captured the northern Iraqi town of Tal Afar – considered by the insurgents to be key in a plan to create an Islamic state spanning Iraq and Syria – early Monday, residents said. The latest setback came after the United States said Sunday it was evacuating some staff from its embassy and beefing up security as deadly explosions rocked the Iraqi capital and militants released graphic images appearing to show its fighters massacring captured Iraqi soldiers.

Kings celebrate with victory parade

The Los Angeles Kings' Stanley Cup will celebrate their Stanley Cup win over the New York Rangers with a victory parade on Monday. The Kings are already thinking about their third title. "Next year, we're going to want to win it again," Drew Doughty said Friday night after the Kings' double-overtime, Cup-winning victory.

Oscars of the ad world gets into full swing

What brings Google, Facebook, Time Warner, PepsiCo, McDonald's and a slew of other major companies to a resort town on the French Riviera? It's the week-long 61st annual Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, which draws more than 12,000 communications professionals to celebrate the ad world's biggest awards competition and trade show.

Conservative Newsmax network debuts on Dish, DirecTV

Newsmax Media, the conservative media company that publishes a magazine, newsletter and website, will launch Monday a TV network to be distributed by Dish Network and DirecTV. Unlike Fox News, the dominant conservative cable news channel, Newsmax plans to air shows that are "information oriented" and feature other topics — such as finance and health — that would interest its primary viewer target group of Baby Boomers, founder Christopher Ruddy says.



 

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