10:30 AM, June 14th, 2012

Frontpage: Thursday, June 14th

1. Obama, Romney in Ohio: The Buckeye State sure is popular. President Obama and Mitt Romney will both travel to Ohio, one of the election’s key battleground states, on Thursday to give speeches touting their economic plans—although the fighting had already started on Wednesday night

2. Report: U.S. Increasing Spies in Africa: The U.S. has expanded its secret intelligence forces in Africa, with Special Operations forces establishing a network of small air bases to spy on terrorist hideouts, The Washington Post reported on Thursday.

3. Nokia Slashes 10,000 Jobs: After a worse-than-expected quarter, Nokia announced on Thursday that it would be cutting 10,000 jobs—about one in every five positions. Hit hard by rivals Apple and Samsung, Nokia also cut its earnings outlook for the third quarter.

4. Air Force Osprey Crashes, 5 Injured: Five people were injured on Wednesday when an Air Force CV-22 Osprey crashed at a Florida base during a routine training exercise, a military official said.

5. Hillary and Ben Affleck Team Up: These days it takes some star power to get some good causes noticed, and both Hillary Clinton and Ben Affleck are lending some of theirs to help prevent childhood deaths.

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Photo by Brent Stirton, via picturedept:

Human Rights Watch will present a photography exhibition, “Unreported Stories,” with the award-winning photographer Brent Stirton of Reportage by Getty Images, Human Rights Watch said today. The exhibition will be from June 14 to 28, 2012 at Lincoln Center during the annual Human Rights Watch film festival. Stirton joined forces with Human Rights Watch to uncover two hidden human rights stories.

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