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10 Things To Know For Wednesday

Here’s your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

A visitor walks by the TV screen showing a news program reporting about North Korea’s missile firing, at Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, March 6, 2017. North Korea on Monday fired four banned ballistic missiles that flew about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles), with three of them landing in Japan’s exclusive economic zone, South Korean and Japanese officials said, in an apparent reaction to huge military drills by Washington and Seoul that Pyongyang insists are an invasion rehearsal. The letters on the top read ” North Korea, Fire missile.”

1. NORTH KOREA FIRES BALLISTIC MISSILE

The worry is that Pyongyang might conduct nuclear or long-range rocket tests ahead of the first summit between Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping this week.

2. DEATH TOLL RISING IN SYRIA

A monitoring group says at least 72 are now dead from a suspected chemical attack on a northern town near Idlib and activists report renewed airstrikes on Khan Sheikhoun.

3. WHERE RUSSIAN SUBWAY BOMB PROBE IS HEADING

Investigators search the suspected suicide bomber’s home in St. Petersburg and examine footage that shows Akbardzhon Dzhalilov with a bag and a backpack.

4. MCCONNELL SAY HE HAS VOTES FOR ‘NUCLEAR OPTION’

The Senate majority leader says he can bust a planned Democratic filibuster of Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, a showdown that could change the Senate, and the court, for generations.

5. ‘WINTER WHITE HOUSE’ IS ULTIMATE MARKETING PLOY

When Trump meets China’s leader at Mar-a-Lago later this week, it’s a pretty nice advertisement for the U.S. president, who owns the luxurious, oceanfront, members-only property in Florida.

6. DEFECTS FOUND ON OIL TRAIN ROUTES MAY EXPLAIN DERAILMENTS

U.S. government inspections of railroad routes used to haul volatile shipments uncovered almost 24,000 track defects that prompted 1,100 violation recommendations for safety gaps, AP finds.

7. WHO WON MAYORAL ELECTION IN FERGUSON

James Knowles III, the St. Louis suburb’s top elected official in the tumultuous 32 months since the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, gets another three-year term.

8. WHY DEADLY COLOMBIA FLOODS WERE NOT SURPRISING

Nearly 280 are confirmed dead in Mocoa, which government agencies, land use experts and environmental organizations had said for years could face dangerous flooding.

9. KENDALL JENNER’S PEPSI SPOT PROMPTS ONLINE BACKLASH

The model’s turn as a soft-drink-wielding protester has some on social media decrying the imagery as appropriation of the Black Lives Matter movement.

10. WHAT LEFTY IS AIMING TO DO

Phil Mickelson arrives at Augusta National as a 46-year-old, three-time champion, trying to conjure up the same magic Jack Nicklaus used in 1986 to win his sixth and final Masters title at the same age.

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