Weekly Look Ahead: Gabrielle Giffords, Caylee Anthony, Father's Day

PHOTO: Daredevil Nik Wallenda practices for his June 15 walk across Niagra Falls.
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Wondering how this coming week will shape up? Here's a look ahead at some of the events on tap.

PHOTO: Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, arrives with his attorney Joe Amendola, for the second day of jury selection.
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Monday, June 11: Opening Statements in Trial of Former Penn State Coach Jerry Sandusky

Testimony in the trial is scheduled to begin Monday with opening statements. Sandusky, 68, is charged with 52 counts of child sex abuse involving 10 boys. The first witness is expected to be "Victim 4," who is now 28 and will support his accusations with "creepy" love letters that Sandusky allegedly sent to him and other boys.

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PHOTO: U.S. Rep Gabrielle Giffords, touring the Gabrielle Giffords Family Assistance Center, with her staffer Ron Barber in Tucson, Ariz, Jan. 23, 2012.
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Tuesday, June 12: Special Election in Arizona to Replace Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' Seat

The Democratic field is already set. Ron Barber, the former district director for Giffords, is running unopposed. He has Giffords' endorsement. On the Republican side, there are currently four candidates in the race: State Senator Frank Antenori; Martha McSally, a retired air force pilot; sports broadcaster Dave Sitton; and Jesse Kelly, a former marine who ran unsuccessfully against Giffords in 2010. Giffords was shot in the head in January 2011 during a political meet-and-great outside a supermarket in Tucson. Six people died and 12 people, including Giffords, were injured. Giffords resigned from her seat in January.

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PHOTO: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed
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Tuesday, June 12-15: Alleged 9/11 Mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Arraigned Before Gitmo Military Court

The case against the alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other accused plotters are scheduled to take place in Guantanamo Bay. Last month, the proceedings in a courtroom at Gitmo got off to a rocky start as Mohammed, defiantly refused to respond to questions posed to him by Col. James Pohl, who is presiding over the case.

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PHOTO: Daredevil Nik Wallenda walks on a high wire in the Quarter at Tropicana Casino on April 29, 2011 in Atlantic City, N.J.
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Friday, June 15: High Wire Performer's Tightrope Walk Across Niagra Falls

Wallenda will walk approximately 1,550 feet on a tightrope wire, suspended 173 feet above the raging waters of Niagara Falls, from the U.S. to Canada - an unprecedented feat that has been banned for over 125 years. Click here for ABC News' full coverage

PHOTO: Caylee Anthony
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Friday, June 15: 4th Anniversary of Caylee Anthony Last Seen Alive

On June 15, 2008, Florida mother Casey Anthony claims to have seen her daughter Caylee for the last time. She said she dropped the little girl off at a babysitter's home and when she returned to pick her up, neither Casey nor the babysitter were there. On July 15, 2008, Caylee Anthony was reported missing. Casey Anthony was later accused of killing Caylee. On July 5, 2011, Casey Anthony was acquitted on charges of murdering her daughter, Caylee, at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Fla. Jurors reached a decision in fewer than 11 hours in a case that attracted huge media interest.

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PHOTO: From left to right and/or clockwise:iGrill, The Opena, The Kinect Star wars bundle, Bowers & Wilkins' P5 noise cancelling headphones.
From left to right and/or clockwise:iGrill, Opena, Microsoft, Bowers & Wilkins
Sunday, June 17: Father's Day

It a day dedicated to dads everywhere. Looking for gift ideas? Check out our Tech Editor's picks here.

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