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      Tuesday's Top 5 Things You Need to Know

      Top 5 Things You Need to Know

      COLUMBIA (WACH) â?? Here are the top 5 things you need to know today.

      Former NSA Contractor Edward Snowden is making headlines again. The time the whistle blower is showing just how easy Americans conversations can be compromised. Snowden is providing documents that are said to be 160,000 intercepted conversations, e-mails, and other documents. Nearly 90% of the individuals whose information was obtained were not federal targets, but ordinary internet users.

      Donald and Shelly Sterling are back in court today. The couple is fighting over who has the rights to the LA Clippers. Shelly negotiated deal with former Microsoft CEO Steve Balmer, for a reported $2 Billion. The court will decide if she followed the proposer protocol in negotiating the deal.

      A judge approved a preliminary settlement in a class action law suit against the NFL. The judgment will provide former eligible players with the proper health care. Those players also stand to receive monetary compensation for concussion related injuries. Five thousand former players are currently apart of the lawsuit but more than 20,000 may be eligible.

      Some South Carolina Episcopalian Churchâ??s are heading to court. The National Episcopal Church wants about 500 in property back. This after a group calling itself the Diocese of South Carolina split from the National Church in 2012. The trial is scheduling to start this morning and will be tried without a jury.

      DHEC officials are relying on permanent signs to keep beach goers safe. The signs warns swimmers to not swim within drainage pipers or tidal inlets after heavy rain. The grand strand reached unsafe bacteria levels back in 2013 for 45 days.