5 things you need to know Monday

5 things you need to know Monday

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5 things you need to know Monday

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by USA Today editors

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Posted on June 23, 2014 at 7:55 AM

1. Wimbledon play begins

Wimbledon, the year's third Grand Slam tennis tournament, begins Monday. Last year, Andy Murray ended the host country's 77-year wait by becoming the first British man since Fred Perry in 1936 to win Wimbledon. France's Marion Bartoli, last year's winner of the women's tournament, retired a few weeks after her victory. Over the weekend, five-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams says she isn't concerned she was passed over for the honor of opening the women's tournament on Center Court — which some see as a snub.

2. Sandusky report to be released

A long-awaited report into the investigation that led to the prosecution of serial child sex abuser and former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky will be released Monday. The report from Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane will look at how police and prosecutors handled the child molestation case.

3. Eight big cases await Supreme Court rulings

The Supreme Court will issue decisions on three days this week as it seeks to conclude its 2013 term a week from today. Major cases argued last fall have been decided — on issues such as political donations, affirmative action and prayer at government meetings. Rulings on the most important cases argued since January will be handed down Monday and over the next eight days. One of the most closely-watched cases looks at the legality of the Aereo streaming service. The court will rule on whether Aereo is breaking the rules by streaming live network TV stations over the Internet. Here are seven more potential blockbuster rulings.

4. Boston Marathon bombings suspects' friends due in court

A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev plans to ask a judge to release him on bail while he awaits trial on charges of impeding the investigation into the deadly attack. Khairullozhon Matanov is due in federal court Monday for a detention hearing. Matanov is accused of deleting computer files and lying to investigators in the marathon bombing probe.

5. White House holds Summit on Working Families

President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Biden and Jill Biden will participate in the Summit on Working Families at the White House on Monday. The summit will look at issues such as the need for a living wage, equal pay, paid family leave and affordable options for child care. You can join the conversation by using #FamiliesSucceed on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Bonus: Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Baghdad on Monday where he became the highest ranking U.S. official to visit Iraq since an insurgency has threatened to plunge the nation into civil war.
 

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