5 things you need to know Wednesday

5 things you need to know Wednesday

5 things you need to know Wednesday

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by USA Today

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Posted on June 11, 2014 at 8:18 AM

1. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel testifies on Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

You can expect some fireworks when Hagel speaks at the House Armed Services Committee hearing on the five Taliban leaders released in the prisoner exchange that freed Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. House Speaker John Boehner has said the exchange violated the U.S. policy of not negotiating with terrorists and will end up costing American lives. A USA TODAY/Pew Research Center poll found Americans think Obama didn't handle the exchange correctly.

2. Kings and Rangers in Game 4

It's going to take more than "A games" and big-boy pants for the Rangers now. It's going to take a miracle. Wednesday night in Madison Square Garden, the Los Angeles Kings will try to complete a four-game sweep of the New York Rangers in the Stanley Cup Finals. If the Rangers win, the series shifts back to L.A., on Friday.

3. European taxi drivers stage Uber protests

Taxi drivers across Europe will hold protests to vent their anger at what they see as the lack of regulation of the American taxi-hailing app Uber. The San Francisco-based company disputes the allegations, saying it abides by local licensing rules.

4. Trucker who slammed into Tracy Morgan's limo appears in court

The Wal-Mart truck driver charged in the wreck that left comedian Tracy Morgan in "critical but stable" condition faces a court hearing Wednesday. Authorities say Kevin Roper, 35, had not slept for 24 hours before the crash. Roper faces charges including death by auto and four counts of assault by auto.

5. La. Gov. Bobby Jindal to appear on 'Duck Dynasty' season opener

Jindal, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, is set to appear on Duck Dynasty when the reality show returns for its sixth season. Jindal defended family patriarch Phil Robertson's right to free speech last year when he was briefly suspended by A&E for making anti-gay comments. The governor has called the Robertson family, whose Duck Commander empire is based in West Monroe, La., "great citizens" of the state.

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