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Children and their mother look through a bus window while leaving the city fearing shelling attacks during a fighting between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian militants in Slovyansk, Ukraine, Thursday, May 29, 2014. In Slovyansk, a city 90 kilometers (55 miles) north of Donetsk which that has seen constant clashes over the past few weeks, residential areas came under mortar shelling Wednesday from government forces. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

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

1. VA WOES TIED TO BONUS SYSTEM

Congressional critics say the system encouraged staff to fudge stats on wait times as a way to meet performance targets.

2. UKRAINE'S ARMED FORCES DEALT FRESH BLOW

At least 12 soldiers are killed when rebels down a helicopter. The deaths underscore the challenge the military faces in fighting a guerrilla-style insurgency.

3. HOW MISSOURI MIGHT LIFT VEIL ON EXECUTION DRUGS

The attorney general recommends that the state set up a lab and make its own lethal injection drugs, rather than buy them from compounding pharmacies in secret.

4. FDA ISSUES NEW RULES TARGETING SKIN CANCER

Tanning beds and sun lamps will now carry warning labels that they shouldn't be used by anyone under 18.

5. WHO'S NOT SOLD ON EL-SISSI

Many older Egyptians embrace him. But younger people want change — and they're skeptical that another military man in power will bring it.

6. STARTLING TWIST IN CASE OF WOMAN STONED TO DEATH

Police say the woman's husband — initially pitied after the so-called "honor killing" by members of her family — was arrested four years ago for slaying his first wife.

7. WHAT LOSS OF HABITAT MEANS FOR PLANTS, ANIMALS

A study concludes that species are becoming extinct at least 1,000 times faster than they did before humans spread themselves across the plant.

8. MAN ACCOSTS BRAD PITT ON HOLLYWOOD RED CARPET

It's the latest such stunt by Vatalii Sediuk, who has lost his job with the Ukrainian TV station that gave him a platform to cross the line with celebrities.

9. REWRITING HISTORY OF RICHARD III

Scientists studying the monarch's bones say that while he had a severe case of scoliosis, he was far from the limping "hunchbacked toad" depicted in Shakespeare's play.

10. TENTATIVE DEAL IN PLACE TO SELL CLIPPERS

A source tells AP that Shelly Sterling has a binding agreement to sell the NBA team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion, but co-owner husband has to sign off on it.