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May 23, 6:49 AM EDT

10 Things to Know for Today

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

1. OBAMA LIFTS ARMS BAN IN FIRST VISIT TO VIETNAM

The move aims to bolster a communist government seen as a crucial, though flawed partner, especially in the context of China's regional aspirations.

2. BLOODSHED ACROSS THE MIDDLE EAST

Syria and Yemen are hit with deadly bombings and the Iraqi government begins an offensive to retake the city of Fallujah from the Islamic State group.

3. WHAT ARE DEADLY TARGETS IN MIDEAST CONFLICTS

Attacks on medical facilities change the perception of the universally recognized symbol of the Red Cross, which is supposed to offer protection and safety.

4. WHO ARE TRANSFIXED BY US PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

Post-nuclear pact, Iranians are mindful that the next White House occupant could have direct impact on their lives.

5. SANDERS BREAKS WITH WHITE HOUSE ON PUERTO RICO RESCUE PLAN

The Democratic presidential candidate says legislation to restructure the U.S. territory's $70 billion in debt "would make a terrible situation even worse."

6. HISTORIC HIROSHIMA TRIP BY OBAMA STIRS DIFFERING VIEWS

Two very different visions of war are seared into the minds of World War II survivors on opposite sides of the Pacific.

7. A SON OF NEW ORLEANS IS COMING HOME

More than seven decades after being killed during World War II, the remains of Pvt. Earl Joseph Keating are being returned from New Guinea.

8. BIG MERGER IN THE OFFING

German drug and chemicals company Bayer AG makes a $62 billion offer to buy U.S.-based crops and seeds specialist Monsanto Company.

9. MADONNA HONORS PRINCE, CELINE DION INSPIRES

This year's Billboard Music Awards delivers on heartfelt emotion during its biggest performances by iconic artists.

10. INDY 500 CHAMPS CHOOSE GREATEST RACE

Al Unser Jr.'s victory over Scott Goodyear in 1992 is the greatest race in Indianapolis 500 history, according to an exclusive AP survey.

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