Top Stories: Iraq Militants Closer To Capital; Deadly Nebraska Twister : The Two-Way Also: Militants attack another Kenyan coastal town; new executions are set in three states; and historians find a Picasso painting hidden underneath one of his masterpieces.
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Top Stories: Iraq Militants Closer To Capital; Deadly Nebraska Twister

Good morning, here are our early stories:

— ISIS Rebels Drive Closer To Baghdad; U.S. Considers Options.

— Twin Tornadoes In Nebraska Leave Two Dead, Others In Hospital.

And here are more early headlines:

New Attack On Kenyan Coastal Villages Kills Several. (BBC)

Executions In 3 States Set In Next 24 Hours. (AP)

Accused South Korean Ferry Crew Says Coast Guard Responsible For Rescue. (Reuters)

Fifth Alaska Quake Is Part Of "Swarm" Of Tremors. (Alaska Dispatch)

Report: A Second Painting Masked By Picasso Masterpiece. (AP)