Edie Windsor arrives at the LGBT Center in New York City for a news conference on June 26, 2013. / Richard Drew, AP
1. U.S. faces Germany in final 'Group of Death' game
World Cup fever continues tomorrow as the U.S. soccer team goes against Germany for a spot in the next round. It will be do or die for the American team, as the results of their game will determine who will make it past the "Group of Death."
2. First anniversary of DOMA defeat
One year ago today, the Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act that prevented married same-sex couples from receiving the same federal benefits as married opposite-sex couples. The ruling, in a case brought to the court by lesbian widow Edie Windsor, is considered a major advance for LGBT rights.
3. NBA draft tonight
Basketball fans will be glued to their televisions tonight as NBA teams from across the country gather to announce their latest recruits. The Cleveland Cavaliers will have their pick of the young hopefuls. Many predict Andrew Wiggins will be their first choice.
4. GoPro IPO prices at $24, set to trade this morning
GoPro, the maker of portable video cameras popular with extreme-sports fans, sold its shares to initial investors late Wednesday, clearing the way for trading to start Thursday morning under the symbol GPRO. Shares of GoPro were sold to initial investors at $24 a share, Renaissance Capital says. That is at the high end of the expected price range of $21 to $24 a share.
5. Tiger Woods returns to the green
Woods, who has not played competitively since undergoing back surgery on March 31, will tee it up later today in the Quicken Loans National at Congressional Country Club to benefit the Tiger Woods Foundation.
And the essentials:
Weather: Scattered thunderstorms will dampen large swaths of the country Thursday, with the heaviest rain likely in the South, Northeast and the Plains.
Stocks: Stock futures mixed ahead of the bell.
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