5 things you need to know Tuesday

5 things you need to know Tuesday

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Ultra-nationalist Israelis hold their national flags during the "flag march" through Damascus Gate in east Jerusalem on May 28

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by USA Today editors

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Posted on June 10, 2014 at 6:25 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 10 at 6:32 AM

1. Hillary Clinton's new book is out

In an interview with USA TODAY about her new book, Hard Choices, published today by Simon & Schuster, Clinton said a woman running for president in 2016 (whether her or someone else) would encounter a different and friendlier political landscape than she did in 2008. Then, she faced sexist catcalls at some rallies and more subtle sexist jibes in a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination that was won by Barack Obama. Here are five key passages from the book.

2. Israeli lawmakers vote to elect new president


Lawmakers in the 120-member Knesset are voting by secret ballot from among five candidates to replace outgoing President Shimon Peres. The front-runner is Reuven Rivlin, a veteran politician from the hawkish Likud party who opposes the creation of a Palestinian state. Israel's presidency is a largely ceremonial office.

3. President Obama hosts event on college affordability

President Obama will take to Tumblr on Tuesday in an event at the White House moderated by Tumblr Founder and CEO David Karp. Obama will answer questions from people across the country on the importance of education, college affordability, and reducing student loan debt.

4. Senate Armed Services briefing on Bergdahl


The Senate Armed Services committee will be briefed on the Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl prisoner exchange Tuesday. The briefing will be closed to press. Even after five years of captivity, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could still face a lengthy investigation and trial on AWOL or desertion charges if the military concludes that he left his post without authorization before his capture by the Taliban.

5. NBA Finals Game 3

The world is watching the NBA Finals, an average of 14.9 million people through two games on ABC and plenty more to come now that the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs are tied 1-1 heading into Tuesday's Game 3. Miami can put itself on the brink of a third straight championship with victories over San Antonio in Games 3 and 4. The Heat are unbeaten at home in this year's playoffs and haven't lost a postseason game in their own building since the Spurs beat them in Game 1 of last year's NBA Finals.
 

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