|Obama congratulates Villanova for winning NCAA title|
|Poet Elizabeth Alexander elected to Pulitzer Prize Board|
|Justice Dept. pushes back against Texas judge's sanctions|
|Obama urges public to get ready for hurricane season|
|Capitol Hill Buzz: McConnell dishes on Obama, conservatives|
|After San Bernardino, crisis counselor faces her own grief|
|Clinton scores prized endorsement from Gov. Jerry Brown|
|Texas' Lt. Gov. asks schools to ignore transgender directive|
|Prosecutors seek testimony from Sept. 11 victims' kin in hearing|
By Lacey Ann Johnson FORT MEADE, Md. (Reuters) - U.S. government prosecutors asked a military judge on Tuesday to let 10 relatives of Sept. 11, 2001, victims testify in open court during a pre-trial hearing at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Five men face the death penalty in the case, including Pakistan-born Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who took credit for masterminding the hijacked plane attacks in 2001 that killed nearly 3,000 people. Civilian prosecutor Edward Ryan said about 400 relatives have asked to testify.
|Ex-Gitmo prosecutor settles suit against Library of Congress|
|The 2016 U.S. Presidential Race: A Cheat Sheet|
Gary Johnson, an unassuming, dry-witted New Mexico businessman, will almost certainly go down as the most successful politician in Libertarian Party history. On Sunday, Johnson won the party’s 2016 nomination for president, the second consecutive bid for him. In 2012, Johnson delivered the strongest result in Libertarian Party history, winning 1.3 million votes. At the moment, it looks like he’ll easily best that total this time around.
|Pentagon chief heads to Asian summit as nations fret over South China Sea|
US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter departed Tuesday for an Asian security summit in Singapore, where Beijing's military expansion across the South China Sea likely will once again dominate discussions. Regional neighbors are fretting over what they see as China's expansionism as it rushes to exert sovereignty over the waterway, a major global shipping route believed to be home to large oil and gas reserves. China is using dredgers and other tools to convert low-lying ocean features and sandy blips into military bases.