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10 things to know, Monday, June 3


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

1. Trump arrives in UK during political turmoil

The U.S. president has arrived in Britain for a largely ceremonial visit meant to strengthen ties between the two nations, but the trip was immediately at risk of being overshadowed by the Brexit crisis and a political feud with London's mayor.

2. Virginia governor faces first test since black face scandal

Gov. Ralph Northam, embattled after a black face scandal, has leadership tested after a gunman killed a dozen people in a Virginia Beach city office building.

3. Five reportedly killed at protest sit-in camp in Sudan capital

Witnesses say an unspecified but high number of people also were wounded as Sudanese security forces moved against the site in Khartoum.

4. 'Purged’ North Korean official reappears

The top nuclear negotiator was blamed for the failed nuclear summit with Washington and was reportedly purged, but it appears all is well according to state media as he was shown enjoying a concert alongside Kim Jong Un.

5. Where prosperity and repression reign

In the 30 years since Tiananmen, China's political clampdown is harsher than ever and the level of control exceeds what many thought possible, even after the army's bloody crackdown on the protesters.

6. California’s electoral buzz saw hamstrings 2020 Democrats

Campaigns in the state are won and lost through hugely expensive advertising and free media that reach the state's diverse, far-flung population.

7. AP was there: Allied troops land in Normandy on D-Day

The AP is republishing Don Whitehead's original report to mark the 75th anniversary of the assault that began the liberation of France and Europe from German occupation, leading to the end World War II.

8. Where class sizes have swelled

With money dried up and widespread austerity measures in place, the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees says it can no longer accommodate a natural influx of students, recruit new teachers or expand to larger facilities.

9. Kevin Spacey’s lawyers return to court in groping case

A pretrial hearing is scheduled in the case accusing the former star of the indecent assault and battery of a then 18-year-old at a Nantucket bar.

10. NBA Finals even as Warriors top Raptors 109-104

Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson scored 48 points combined to put the series at one game apiece.

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