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1. 70th anniversary of D-Day

This June 6 marks the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, when Allied troops landed in Nazi-occupied France and began the push toward Germany. It was an event that changed not only the course of World War II, but also America's role in the world. "This is when America goes from being a power to a superpower," says Michael Neiberg, a professor at the U.S. Army War College. President Obama, who will help commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion Friday, will become the fifth president to visit the beaches of Normandy, France, where about 156,000 American and Allied troops fought their way ashore to liberate Europe from Nazi Germany.

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2. 'Orange is the New Black Season 2' is here

Orange is the new binge. Since launching last July, Orange is the New Black, a "dramedy" set inside the fictional all-women's Litchfield prison, has vaulted itself inside the White House (President Obama used Orange as a punchline at the White House Correspondents' Dinner) and on the cover of magazines (this month, Time magazine put transgendered actress Laverne Cox on its cover). Season 2 of Orange, comprised of 13 episodes that launched on Friday at 12:01 a.m. on Netflix, delivers more telling flashbacks of its large troupe of cast members, plus a new power-hungry inmate, Vee (Lorraine Toussant).

Netflix hit "Orange Is the New Black" gets 13 new episodes June 6. Before you binge-watch them all, Carly Mallenbaum reminds you where we left Piper and the other ladies of Litchfield.

3. French Open men's semifinals

Heading into his semifinal against Andy Murray, No. 1-ranked Rafael Nadal's French Open record is a hard-to-believe 64-1, a run that includes eight titles — more than any man has won at any of the Grand Slam tournaments — and a 33-match winning streak. The lone loss came to Robin Soderling in the fourth round in 2009. Nadal is trying to become the first man to win five consecutive French Opens.

4. More Clinton White House records to be released

The National Archives said it plans to release 2,000 pages of documents from President Clinton's administration on Friday, covering a wide range of topics including Vice President Al Gore's 2000 campaign, gays in the military and the Supreme Court nominations of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer. More than 15,000 pages of records from the Clinton White House have been distributed since February. Friday's records could offer more insight into Clinton's decisions during the 1990s.

5. It's National Doughnut Day!

National Doughnut Day, the first Friday of June, is more than a celebration of our love for the fried confectionaries. The day actually has its roots in America's war history. During World War I, about 250 Salvation Army officers went to Europe to comfort U.S. troops. They talked to soldiers and helped them write letters home. They also made and served doughnuts along the frontline trenches.

Bonus: The movie adaption of John Green's beloved 2012 best-seller The Fault in Our Stars opens nationwide today. Those unfamiliar with the book should be warned: Bring plenty of tissues.

USA Today Movie Critics Scott Bowles and Claudia Puig discuss "The Fault In Our Stars" and tell you whether to "Catch It," "Rent It," or "Skip It" in this week's edition of The Screening Room.

Coming up this weekend: California Chrome will try to win the Triple Crown at Belmont.

And, the essentials:

Weather: Most of the West and the northeastern U.S. will see a sunny Friday, but ongoing showers and thunderstorms will pepper the Plains and Southeast.

Stocks: U.S. stock futures are trading higher.

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

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Contributing: Associated Press

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