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10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. Chief Justice John Roberts and House prosecutors will make appearances in the Senate chamber and Roberts will swear in the senators who act as jurors in Trump’s impeachment trial.

2. Lev Parnas tells MSNBC he delivered an ultimatum to the incoming Ukrainian president last year: no senior U.S. officials at his inauguration, and all U.S. aid withheld, if a probe into Biden wasn’t announced.

3. That’s what Elizabeth Warren accuses Bernie Sanders of calling her before a national TV audience during a tense, post-debate exchange, according to audio released by CNN.

4. One day after signing a new trade deal with China, the Senate is taking up the new North American trade pact.

5. Lingering criticism over his demotion of a popular black police chief when he was mayor of South Bend, Indiana, raises questions about whether he can attract the support of African Americans, AP learns.

6. Marine biologists are bemoaning the invasion in the Suez Canal of hundreds of non-native species, including toxic jellyfish and aggressive lionfish.

7. The approach is among the more aggressive uses of the technology in Western democracies and raises questions about how it will enter people’s daily lives.

8. The Taal volcano that erupted last weekend is belching smaller plumes of ash and shuddering continuously with earthquakes, prompting authorities to block access to nearby towns due to fears of a bigger eruption.

9. Carrie Lam’s comments appear to be an appeal to those in the city who see Beijing as tightening its control over the semi-autonomous territory’s civic, economic and political life.

10. The sign-stealing scheme that the Astros used in 2017 brings back memories for former Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Carl Erskine, who recalls a spyglass-and-buzzer system the New York Giants rigged up in 1951.

Associated Press


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