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. TRUMP TRIES TO TURN BORDER DEBATE WITH EL PASO RALLY
In his first rally since November’s midterm elections, the president is aiming to deliver on his elusive signature pledge to American voters.
2. SPONSOR BACKS OFF FAST-TRACK IMPEACHMENT IN VIRGINIA
A state lawmaker now suggests he won’t move forward with plans to introduce an impeachment bill seeking the ouster of Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax.
3. UNDERCOVER SPY EXPOSED IN NYC WAS 1 OF MANY
The AP identifies six people who have been approached by undercover operatives in an apparent bid to record them making inflammatory statements about an Israeli company that makes smartphone hacking spyware.
4. IRANIANS MARK ANNIVERSARY OF 1979 REVOLUTION
Hundreds of thousands of people pour out onto the streets marking the date 40 years ago that is considered victory day in the Islamic Revolution.
5. EPA DECISION SOON ON CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS TIED TO HEALTH RISKS
An increasing number of states are saying the chemicals found on many fabrics, rugs and carpets, cooking pots and pans, outdoor gear and personal hygiene items have seeped into water supplies.
6. WHAT A US-NORTH KOREA DEAL COULD LOOK LIKE
Kim Jong Un may be willing to dismantle his main nuclear complex. The U.S. may be willing to cough up concessions, maybe remove some sanctions.
7. PARKLAND VICTIM’S MOTHER KEEPS UP DIZZYING PACE
Lori Alhadeff called out Trump in a gut wrenching speech on live TV, won a seat on the local school board in South Florida and started a foundation to make schools safer.
8. ANOTHER TEACHER WALKOUT APPEARS IMMINENT
Denver teachers are planning to strike for the first time in 25 years after failed negotiations with the school district over base pay.
9. WHO SHINED AT GRAMMYS
Kacey Musgraves’ “Golden Hour” wins top album and Childish Gambino makes history when “This Is America” became the first rap-based track to win record and song of the year.
10. REDS CELEBRATING 150TH SEASON IN STYLE
Cincinnati will play games in 15 sets of throwback uniforms during a season-long celebration of the 1869 Red Stockings who pioneered professional baseball.
This story updates with a Virginia state lawmaker backing off an impeachment threat.