10 Things to Know for Today

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Posted: Feb 06, 2015 9:22 AM
10 Things to Know for Today

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

1. LAWMAKERS EXPECT PUSH BACK ON GRANTING OBAMA WAR POWERS

Congressional leaders will face resistance in a vote to authorize the president's campaign against Islamic State militants despite outrage over the killings of captives.

2. WHY GERMAN, FRENCH LEADERS ARE IN MOSCOW TODAY

In a top-level diplomatic dash, Francois Hollande and Angela Merkel fly to the Russian capital to seek a cease-fire and a lasting peace for war-wracked eastern Ukraine.

3. WHO IS AN ALLY IN MEASLES QUANDARY

As vaccine skeptics fight laws that would force more parents to inoculate their kids, conservative Republicans are coming to their defense.

4. WHAT EXPERTS SAY ABOUT JORDANIAN PILOT VIDEO

Brigitte Nacos, a professor of political science at Columbia University, believes that Islamic State militants are "rejecting everything that is Western, yet they're borrowing — in their media management, staging, directing, choreography — everything that you can learn from Western filmmakers and media people."

5. MOURNERS TO SAY GOODBYE TO TRAIN ACCIDENT VICTIM

A service will be held in Dobbs Ferry, New York, for Ellen Brody, a 49-year-old mother of three, who was killed along with five rail passengers.

6. OFFICIALS DETAIL FINAL MOMENTS OF FLIGHT 235 CRASH

TransAsia Airways pilots may have shut off the propjet's remaining engine before attempting to restart it, but the plane crashed before that could happen.

7. OBAMA TO TOUT COMMUNITY COLLEGE PLAN IN INDIANA

The president's proposal to make two years of college free would get a key test in a state where education issues are squarely in the spotlight.

8. U.S. EMPLOYERS ADDED ROBUST 257K JOBS

Wages jumped by the most in six years — evidence that the American job market is accelerating closer to full health.

9. 'SACRED SPERM' FILM EXPLORES ULTRA-ORTHODOX JEWISH TABOOS

A documentary presents an intimate, informative and at times awkward look at the insular religious community's approach to sexuality.

10. FALLOUT FOR NBC ANCHOR CONTINUES

"Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams is fighting for his credibility after falsely claiming the helicopter he was riding in was struck during the Iraq War.