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10 Things to Know for Tuesday

April 3, 2018

Mourners gather outside the home of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in Soweto, Monday, April 2, 2018. Madikizela-Mandela has died earlier in a South African hospital after a long illness. She was 81 years old. (AP Photo)

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

1. TRUMP OPENS DOOR TO POTENTIAL MEETING WITH PUTIN

It would be the first time the Russian leader has been at the White House in more than a decade and come at a time of rising tensions between the two global powers.

2. WALL STREET GIVES BACK GAINS

Stocks tumble after China raises import duties on a number of U.S. exports, bringing the two economic giants closer to a full-on trade conflict.

3. NELSON MANDELA’S EX-WIFE DIES AT 81

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was an anti-apartheid activist in her own right whose reputation was sullied by scandal.

4. ‘AFFLUENZA’ TEEN WALKS FREE

A 20-year-old Texas man who as a teenager invoked the burdens of his family’s wealth as part of his defense after killing four people in a drunken wreck is released from jail.

5. NETANYAHU BACKTRACKS ON MIGRANTS

After announcing an agreement with the U.N. to resettle thousands of African migrants in Western countries, Israel’s prime minister suspends the deal.

6. WHO’S CALLING IT A CAREER

Democratic Rep. Elizabeth Esty says she won’t seek re-election amid calls for her resignation over her handling of a former chief of staff accused of harassment.

7. GOVERNMENT REVISING POLLUTION RULES

U.S. environmental regulators are easing emissions standards for cars and trucks, saying that President Obama set the rules “too high.”

8. WHAT’S GAINING FOOTHOLD IN US SCHOOLS

Cellphones are still absent from most classrooms. But that’s changing as administrators increasingly bow to parents’ wishes to keep tabs on their kids and teachers find ways to work them into lessons.

9. JURY SELECTION BEGINS IN BILL COSBY’S RETRIAL

Picking jurors for the entertainer’s sexual assault retrial is expected to be difficult since it’s taking place amid the powerful MeToo movement.

10. WHICH SPORT FACES UNCERTAIN FUTURE

As the NCAA Tournament wraps up, scandal-marred college basketball will begin to wrestle with the changes it must make to keep the sport vibrant.

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