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Bradley Manning trial; stock sell-off; HUD legislation: Top 5 stories for June 3

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, center, steps out of

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, center, steps out of a security vehicle as he is escorted into a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., for a pretrial hearing. (Nov. 28, 2012) Photo Credit: AP

1) The court martial trial for Army Pfc. Bradley Manning gets under way at Fort Meade in Maryland on Monday some three years after 700,000 U.S. State Department and military documents were leaked to the website WikiLeaks. Manning has admitted to the leaks in pre-trail appearances but has been unsuccessful in winnowing down the 22 charges against him. The prosecution has been unwilling to drop the most serious charges, including violating the 1917 Espionage Act and aiding the enemy. Manning faces the possibility of life in prison without parole if convicted of the more severe charges.

2) For investors, May went out like a bear as the Dow Jones industrial average shed 209 points, or 1.4 percent, Friday, with much of the sell-off coming in the last hour of trading. Monday marks Wall Street's first open in June and a chance for a bullish rebound.

3) Westchester County legislators on Monday are slated to discuss, and potentially vote on, the "source of income" legislation that is a key part of the county's controversial 2009 court settlement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The legislation would prohibit landlords from discriminating against tenants on the basis of their income. Astorino had opposed the legislation, but a federal appellate court and federal prosecutors have pressured him into promising he'll sign it if lawmakers approve it, as expected.

4) Monday marks the second anniversary of Greenburgh college student Lauren Spierer's disappearance after a night of partying at Indiana University in Bloomington. On Sunday, her mother, Charlene Spierer, implored someone to come forward with new information and for the three young men who last saw Lauren alive to take a law enforcement issued polygraph.

5) The Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers will meet Monday night in Miami to decide which team will represent the Eastern Conference in the NBA Finals. In Game 6 on Saturday night, Paul George scored 28 points to lead the Pacers to a 91-77 victory. The winner of Monday's game will face the San Antonio Spurs.

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