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1. O.J. Simpson's 'trial of the century' began 20 years ago

The end of this week is when it all began. Famed former running back O.J. Simpson's ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend, Ronald Goldman, were stabbed to death at her home. What followed was what many call the "trial of the century." Simpson was charged with the murders and America watched every twist and turn of the televised, high-profile proceedings until he was acquitted on Oct. 3, 1995. Two decades later, these images from the trial that became a national obsession still pack a punch.

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2. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl returns to the U.S.

Bergdahl, held captive in Afghanistan for five years, returned to the country today after treatment at a military hospital in Landstuhl, Germany. He will continue to be treated at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas.

3. President Obama to visit Indian country in North Dakota

Later today, the president will visit the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in Cannonball, N.D. to meet with tribal leaders and announce a number of initiatives aimed to address issues specific to Native Americans. This is his first visit since his 2009 campaign stop to Crow Nation in Montana and one that he hopes will undo the "broken promises" left by his predecessors, as he wrote in an op-ed for Indian County Today last week.

4. '22 Jump Street' bromance opens nationwide

The guys in 22 Jump Street spend much of their time caught in a bad bromance. Which is not to imply that the sequel to 21 Jump Street is unsatisfying. In fact, it's often hilariously funny (* * * out of four stars; rated R; opening Friday nationwide). Their bond, however, goes sour for at least half the movie,which takes them through nasty bickering, couples counseling and an eventual rift. Though an undeniably zany re-boot, the surprising freshness of its predecessor is lacking, as is often the case with sequels.

5. Friday the 13th to feature full 'Strawberry' moon

"Jason Meets the Werewolf" could be the name of the movie they'd make about tomorrow evening. Skywatchers will get a special treat as a full moon occurs on a Friday the 13th, something that hasn't happened in June since 1919. Known as the "Strawberry" moon, the actual full moon will occur very early Friday morning, but will still be nearly full when it rises in the east Friday evening. The Baltimore Sun reports that the name comes from the fact that it's strawberry season, and Algonquin Native American tribes knew this was the time of year to gather them.

And, the essentials:

Weather: Friday's forecast includes heavy rain in the Northeast and severe weather in the Plains.

Stocks: Oil prices rise on Iraq tensions.

TV Tonight: Find out what's worth watching, and what might not be, in prime time.

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