Ahead of the curve: The next 7 days
June 10th, 2012
04:51 PM ET

Ahead of the curve: The next 7 days

Here is a look at some of the stories that CNN plans to follow this week:

U.S. nuns, Vatican to meet over 'radical feminism' accusations

Leaders from the United States' largest group of Catholic nuns will head to the Vatican on Tuesday to address accusations that it strayed from church doctrine, according to CNN's Jim Roope.

An April report from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Catholic Church's watchdog on doctrine, said the Leadership Conference of Women Religious had allowed "radical feminism" to be espoused at their conferences unchecked.

The doctrinal assessment praised the sisters' work on social justice issues but said they were not doing enough on abortion, same-sex marriage and euthanasia. The Vatican report also was critical of the nuns because of their support for the United States' Affordable Care Act, which will require private health plans to cover artificial birth control, the use of which is against Catholic teaching.

The cardinal who heads the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith said he hopes the meeting in Rome will let the two sides "review the document together in a spirit of mutual respect and collaboration, hopefully thereby avoiding possible misunderstandings of the (assessment's) intent and scope."

JP Morgan CEO to testify on billions in losses

The CEO of JPMorgan Chase is scheduled to testify before the Senate Banking Committee this week about the bank's billions of dollars in trading losses that it reported last month.

Jamie Dimon is scheduled to testify Wednesday. The bank originally reported a $2 billion trading loss on May 10, but since then estimates of the size of the loss have risen, and some believe the losses could reach $6 billion to $7 billion, CNNMoney reported.

The news of the loss has renewed debate on Capitol Hill about financial reforms designed to stop big risky bets that could hurt the financial system. After JPMorgan disclosed the loss, the FBI and the Securities and Exchange Commission opened preliminary investigations looking into the matter.

Muslim Brotherhood, secularist candidates in Egyptian presidential runoff

Egypt on Saturday and Sunday will settle its first presidential election since last year's revolution with a runoff between Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi and secularist Ahmed Shafik.

The runoff will come two weeks after deposed President Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison on charges relating to last year's deaths of hundreds of anti-Mubarak protesters.  Six of his aides were acquitted. People angry about the acquittals have protested in Cairo's main square, and Morsi has been trying to use the  anger against Shafik, who was an official in Mubarak's regime. The Muslim Brotherhood vowed to retry the acquitted aides if Morsi is elected.

Aung San Suu Kyi to accept Nobel Prize after 21-year wait

When Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, she couldn't accept it in person because she was in detention. Her 21-year wait is about to end.

Suu Kyi, a Myanmar opposition leader, is expected to deliver her acceptance speech in Oslo, Norway, on Saturday. She recently visited Thailand, her first trip of Myanmar in more than 20 years.

Suu Kyi led her party to a landslide victory in 1990's multiparty elections, but the military junta that had ruled the country for decades ignored the results and kept her under house arrest, in part because she called for reforms. The military began to allow fledgling reforms two years ago, and she was released.

She was elected to parliament in April. She and 33 other newly elected members of her party took up their seats in the Myanmar parliament in May, a historic step for the country's progress toward democracy.

North Dakotans vote on college nickname controversy

North Dakotans will head to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to prevent the University of North Dakota's sports teams from dropping their Fighting Sioux nickname.

The issue stems from the NCAA's longstanding efforts to get most Native American nicknames and logos out of college athletics. In 2005, the NCAA ordered some 20 schools whose nicknames and mascots it deemed "abusive in terms of race, ethnicity or national origin" to either get Native American permission to use their name and likeness, or to come up with new ones.

The North Dakota Board of Higher Education agreed five years ago to retire the nickname, but North Dakotans who were opposed to the decision - including some Native Americans - forced a referendum.

The NCAA says that if UND doesn't drop the nickname, the school won't be eligible to host NCAA championship events.

U.S. Open Golf Championship swings into City by the Bay

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland will defend his U.S. Open Golf Championship title against a host of past champions and rising challengers. The tournament at San Francisco's Olympic Club Lake Course, notorious for its narrow, tree-lined fairways, begins Thursday. USGA Executive Director Mike Davis offers an interactive virtual tour of the course at CNN partner Golf.com.

This is the 112th U.S. Open, the fifth at The Olympic Club. CNN partner Sports Illustrated's world-class photographers have covered every one since the magazine launched in 1954.

McIlroy, just 23, hopes to repeat his performance of last year at The Congressional in Washington, where he broke or tied 12 U.S. Open records while cruising to an eight-stroke victory. He'll have to fend off the resurgent 2008 champion Tiger Woods, along with Dustin Johnson, who chased down and overtook McIlroy on Sunday to win the St. Jude Classic at Memphis, Tennessee.

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  1. ALLAMERICAN

    Stop putting pressure on corporations. The wall street culture of profits and growth is the real problem. Loss is not necessarily a bad thing. Wall Street is controlling the unemployment in this country. Be thankful that Chase is not laying off thousands of workers because of losses. I am sure the stock will go up if they do lay off thousands as a result of losses.

    June 10, 2012 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    Knock it off, jacker.

    June 10, 2012 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      I do not like pepperoni.
      Or marshmallows. ūüėČ

      June 10, 2012 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ¬©

      @banasy©, how are you girl? Is there any blog that hasn't been jacked or taken over by trolls today? I come here to relax, chat about the news or not but this is getting ridiculous. Why CNN hasn't put controls in place, I do not know. I know that perceive me as curmudgeonly but this can't go on.

      June 10, 2012 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      @dazzle ©:
      No, there isn't.
      Same stuff, different day.

      June 10, 2012 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ¬©‚ĄĘ

    Pepperoni alone is my favourite pizza topping.
    I have pizza once every few years.

    June 10, 2012 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Tangee

    Vatican needs to re-examine their church doctrine for many things! Focus on the priests, not the nuns!

    June 10, 2012 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  5. dazzle ©

    @Tangee, you probably never attended Catholic School. The nuns were villains.

    June 10, 2012 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Portland tony

    The. irony is that the "native american" names being challenged are the Anglo, Spanish and French names given to the indigenous natives by the original colonists. "Indians" weren't Indians until some lost explorer thought he had reached India. It's. a shame, because the historical names we all recognized as American Indians will never be spoken again.

    June 10, 2012 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Rob

    CNN ratings are at a 20 year low. Is it any wonder when they delete the comments of anyone that does not follow their left-wing, liberal, socialist agenda? If they continue with their un-American views and censorship, the few Americans that still read/watch them will quickly fade. Maybe they should move from Atlanta to Moscow. They may fit in better there.

    June 10, 2012 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Tangee

    I haven't seen any comments deleted here, Rob. There's a whole lot of nasty ones that should be, tho.

    June 10, 2012 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Tangee

    @dazzle, lol. My mom did. She says the same thing.

    June 10, 2012 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ¬©

      @Tangee and @chrissy, my poor little knuckles got the ruler many times. When I went home to enlist parental support, I got "you deserved it with that mouth of yours." I was only in 2nd grade.

      June 10, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    lol @ Rob, so man made spaceships, flying saucers and aliens must be left wing huh? Because they leave those off the wall posts up as well as all the thousands of sodomy comments by a certain poster! Go figure! Yep you must be right.

    June 10, 2012 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    @ Tangee, thats kinda the point, they DONT delete the nasty ones! And most times they block the good ones. And i agree with you dazzle, those nuns were brutal.

    June 10, 2012 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  12. banasy©

    Nit me.
    If you're going to delete my comment about the hijacker, at least delete the hijacker who is doing it, also.
    Yeesh!

    June 10, 2012 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Almost Miller Time"

    I like eating Gorp on my little break.

    June 10, 2012 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Almost Miller Time"

    Gotta go...later! ūüôā

    June 10, 2012 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Tangee

    Oh wow. I got deleted! Weird!

    June 10, 2012 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
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