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What's News Today, Tuesday, July 9, 2013

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Evidence against former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez is expected to be revealed in the day ahead. Documents detailing exactly what investigators seized from his home will be made available later this afternoon.

The Texas House is scheduled to debate and vote on a measure containing tough new abortion restrictions today. It's expected to be passed by the legislature's Republican majority in the current 30 day special session.

James Comey, the Obama administration's nominee to become the next FBI director, is facing his Senate confirmation hearing today. The FBI Agents Association has told Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy it supports Comey's nomination but civil liberties groups are concerned Comey signed off on abusive CIA interrogation of terrorist suspects during the Bush administration.

An oversight board will hear testimony on NSA spying today. Its first public event since disclosure of the spying operations. The board is planning a comprehensive inquiry and public report.

A Rockbridge County art teacher will have a bond hearing in Lexington today as he faces charges of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in Florida. 43-year-old Gregory Staton is expected to be extradited to Florida to face charges.

The first of three information session's about Home Instead Senior Care's Be A Santa To A Senior program is this afternoon from 4:00-6:00 p.m.. You'll learn how you can make a difference this Christmas for the isolated and needy seniors in the community at the Roanoke location on Peters Creek Road.

First lady Michelle Obama will hold the second annual Kids State Dinner to recognize the 54 winners from the healthy lunchtime challenge. The challenge was designed to have families create a healthy, affordable and tasty original lunchtime recipe using the nutritional guidelines of My Plate.

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