10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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Posted: Apr 03, 2017 9:59 PM
10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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

1. WHERE A PARTISAN SHOWDOWN LOOMS

The full Senate awaits a showdown over a Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. Senate Democrats have enough votes to block him, while Republicans will override them.

2. SUBWAY EXPLOSION IN RUSSIA KILLS 11

A bomb blast tore through a subway train deep under St. Petersburg while President Vladimir Putin was visiting his hometown. Police found an unexploded device at another station.

3. TRUMP CAMPAIGN ADVISER MET WITH RUSSIAN INTEL OPERATIVE

Court filings show Carter Page, a foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump's presidential campaign, met with a Russian intelligence operative in 2013.

4. TRUMP STEPS UP EFFORT TO DISPUTE AND DISTRACT ON RUSSIA

The White House is denouncing the news media for what it calls lackadaisical treatment of reports that President Barack Obama's national security adviser ordered up the identities of Trump associates who surfaced in intelligence reports.

5. KUSHNER MEETS WITH IRAQI PRIME MINISTER

The Trump administration's failure to keep senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner's trip to Iraq secret isn't standard practice for top U.S. officials visiting warzones.

6. HOW TRUMP PROMISES TO HANDLE NORTH KOREA

President Trump is suggesting ahead of his meeting later this week with China's president that with or without Beijing's help, he can "totally" handle Pyongyang. His solution would have to be pretty clever.

7. FOX NEWS FACES MORE SCRUTINY

A Fox News contributor levels more sexual-harassment allegations against deposed chief executive Roger Ailes, as car company Mercedes-Benz says it's pulling ads from Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor" because of host Bill O'Reilly's sexual-harassment "controversy."

8. WHY A SWEDISH STARUP IMPLANTS MICROCHIPS IN ITS WORKERS

The rice-sized chips function as swipe cards to open doors, operate printers, book flights or pay for sandwiches at the cafe with a wave of the hand.

9. WHO IS GUNNING FOR A FIRST TITLE

Gonzaga will try to win an NCAA men's basketball championship in its first finals appearance, against perennial contender North Carolina.

10. NHL ICES OLYMPICS

The National Hockey League announces that it will not participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, refusing for the first time in 20 years to halt its season for three weeks.