10 Things to Know for Monday

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Posted: Mar 08, 2015 9:32 PM
10 Things to Know for Monday

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

1. RUSSIA ARRESTS 5 SUSPECTS IN NEMTSOV KILLING

The men are being held in connection to the shooting of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, whose death has shaken the country's marginalized and struggling opposition movement.

2. WHO SEEKS AN ALLIANCE WITH ISLAMIC STATE MILITANTS

Boko Haram, the Nigerian extremist group, makes a bid to align with the larger terror group at a time when both have lost ground to multinational forces.

3. THOUSANDS COMMEMORATE 'BLOODY SUNDAY' ON SELMA BRIDGE

Some 15,000-20,000 people gather at the bridge on the 50th anniversary of the violent confrontation between police and peaceful protesters that helped bring about the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

4. WHAT REPORT ON MISSING AIRLINER REVEALS

On the first anniversary of the disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines flight, a study finds that the battery of the locator beacon for the plane's data recorder was expired for over a year.

5. CHINA'S 'DADDY XI' AT CENTER OF EMERGING CULTURE OF PRAISE

While the attention on Chinese President Xi Jinping reflects his popularity with the public, it's also a sign of how thoroughly he's consolidated power in the ruling Communist Party.

6. WHY FERGUSON REPORT STRIKES A NERVE ACROSS US

The Justice Department's allegations of racial disparities against the St. Louis suburb's police department resonate with minorities across the country who say they face the same harassment.

7. FORMER SEX TRADE WORKER FIGHT TRAFFICKERS

Windie Lazenko, a former prostitute, is now one of the most prominent activists in the fight against the sex trade in North Dakota's oil patch.

8. WHERE THEY'RE FIGHTING TO KEEP WOOD FIRES BURNING

Some states are standing up to new U.S. federal limits on woodstove pollution, claiming the new rules could leave low-income residents in the cold.

9. JETS RUNNING BACK CHRIS JOHNSON SHOT

The NFL player and another passenger are in stable condition following the Orlando, Fla. shooting, but the driver of the car was killed.

10. BIG WEEK FOR NCAA'S BUBBLE TEAMS

It's conference tournament week and that means seven days — and nights — of games that will decide the fate of teams fighting to make the bracket.