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10 Things to Know for Today

February 21, 2018

In this Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 photo, visitors walk inside a North Korean submarine which is on display at the seaside "Unification Park" in Gangneung, South Korea, where the Olympics’ skating, hockey and curling events are held. This 35-meter submarine ran aground in 1996 during an espionage mission in the area. Its 26 crew members abandoned the vessel and went into nearby rugged, heavily wooded mountains. (AP Photo/Johnson Lai)

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

1. EVANGELIST BILLY GRAHAM DIES AT 99

Graham, the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died at his home in North Carolina.

2. SURVIVORS URGE STRICTER GUN LAWS

Students who survived the Florida school shooting prepare to flood the state capital, pushing to ban the assault-style rifle used to kill 17 people.

3. FRESH BLOODSHED IN DAMASCUS

New airstrikes and shelling on the besieged, rebel-held suburbs of the Syrian capital kill at least 10 people, a rescue organization and a monitoring group say.

4. ‘IF YOU DON’T LEAVE, YOU ARE GOING TO JAIL’

Twenty-nine-year-old Yohannes Tesfagabr, one of tens of thousands of African migrants Israel has targeted for deportation, recounts his journey to the AP.

5. WHOSE LEGAL EXPOSURE IS WIDENING

Israeli media report that one of Benjamin Netanyahu’s closest confidants has turned state witness and will incriminate the prime minister in corruption allegations.

6. LINDSEY VONN DENIED PODIUM’S TOP SPOT

The 33-year-old American skier earns bronze in the last Olympic downhill of her career.

7. LAWMAKER BESET BY GRUMBLING, JEERS

A Denver-area congressman whose district was the site of the Aurora movie theater shooting in 2012 is booed at a town hall as people call for action after the Florida school shooting.

8. WHAT’S BITTER REMINDER OF KOREAN DIVIDE

A former seaside villa for North Korea’s ruling Kim family is among North Korea-linked sites in South Korea’s Olympic province that are drawing curious visitors.

9. IN LEBANON, FREE SPEECH UNDER SIEGE

A string of court cases and judicial investigations against Lebanese media figures is testing the country’s reputation as a forum for ideas in a region blanketed by censorship and threats to the press.

10. WHO’S GOT ACADEMIC BRAGGING RIGHTS

Students in Massachusetts scored the best in the nation on last year’s Advanced Placement exams.

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