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10 things to know, Friday, Jan. 18


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

1. Trump, Pelosi feud heats up

The president denies the House speaker the use of a military aircraft to visit troops abroad. This, after Pelosi sought to have Trump postpone his Jan. 29 State of the Union address.

2. Brexit stalemate drags on

The British prime minister is unwilling to compromise on her “red lines,” which include taking Britain out of the bloc's customs union, while the opposition leader wants assurances there will not be a “no deal” Brexit.

3. White House hopefuls tackling divisive issue

Monday's observance of what would have been Martin Luther King Jr.'s 90th birthday is prompting Democratic candidates to talk about race.

4. Palestinian forces soldier on

Palestinian security forces press on despite Israeli raids in Ramallah and a looming cutoff in U.S. aid many fear will obliterate any remaining hope for a two-state solution.

5. Officer to learn fate in Laquan McDonald shooting

Jason Van Dyke was the first Chicago officer found guilty in an on-duty shooting in a half century and probably the first ever in the shooting of an African-American.

6. Iran state TV: U.S.-born newscaster to appear in D.C. court

Marzieh Hashemi's son says his mother was arrested this past weekend in St. Louis by the FBI on a material witness warrant.

7. 'Road ahead is very difficult’

The electric car and solar panel maker Tesla, hoping to post a “tiny profit,” says it plans to cut its staff by about 7 percent.

8. Death toll rises in Colombia

Colombian authorities say the fatalities from a car bombing at a police academy in Bogota have more than doubled to 21.

9. Police: Arizona officer kills teen boy carrying replica gun

Police in Tempe say a suspected burglar shot to death by an officer was a 14-year-old boy carrying a replica 1911 airsoft gun.

10. 'This one is particularly good’

The moon, Earth and sun will line up this weekend for the only total lunar eclipse this year and next. An added bonus: It'll be a supermoon.

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