Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. HOW MANY WAYS YOU CAN MEASURE 1ST QUARTER OF YEAR
For Democratic presidential candidates, it is 300-plus events, 24 states and hundreds of voter questions — and that’s 10 months out from the Iowa caucus.
2. LAPD IDENTIFIES SUSPECT IN NIPSEY HUSSLE SLAYING
Police are searching for 29-year-old Eric Holder, who they believe shot and killed the rapper outside his clothing store where he was trying to remake his South Los Angeles community.
3. EU CHIEF NEGOTIATOR PESSIMISTIC OF DEAL
Michel Barnier says that Britain’s disorderly exit from the bloc without a deal is becoming more likely by the day, though he still hopes to avoid it.
4. CHICAGO ABOUT TO MAKE MAYORAL HISTORY
When they meet in a runoff election, either Lori Lightfoot or Toni Preckwinkle will be the first African American woman to lead the nation’s third largest city.
5. WHAT MAY NEVER BE SOLVED
The real masterminds behind the murder of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s estranged half brother may never be brought to justice.
6. POPE: WOMEN HAVE ‘LEGITIMATE CLAIMS’ FOR JUSTICE, EQUALITY
But Francis stops short of endorsing more sweeping calls from his own bishops to give women decision-making roles in the Catholic Church.
7. AMSTERDAM SEX WORKERS SEE RED OVER TOUR BAN
The sex workers’ union questions whether banning red light district tours will reduce tourists and argues that guides educate visitors and teach respect.
8. NEW ZEALAND PASSES NEW GUN CONTROL MEASURE
Lawmakers overwhelmingly back a bill that would ban the types of weapons a gunman used last month to kill 50 people at two mosques.
9. WHO’S RUNNING FOR OFFICE
Michael Brown’s mother could soon have oversight over the police department connected to her son’s death, if voters in Ferguson, Missouri, elect her to the City Council.
10. ‘COAL MINER’S DAUGHTER’ TURNING 87
Loretta Lynn is honored like country music royalty by country and rock stars alike with gifts of flowers and songs during a concert celebrating her upcoming birthday.
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