10 Things to Know for Wednesday

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Posted: Mar 07, 2017 9:07 PM
10 Things to Know for Wednesday

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

1. WHO REVEALS CIA FILES DESCRIBING HACKING TOOLS

WikiLeaks publishes what it says are secret files about powerful CIA hacking tools the government employs to break into users' computers, mobile phones and even smart TVs .

2. WHY A CONSERVATIVE BACKLASH THREATENS TO SINK NEW GOP HEALTH BILL

President Donald Trump and congressional leaders are trying to sell the legislation as the long-promised GOP cure for Obamacare , as critics deride it as Obamacare Lite.

3. DEMOCRATS PUSH FOR SPECIAL RUSSIA PROBE

They want a special counsel to examine the Trump administration's potential ties to Russia, urging the No. 2 pick at the Justice Department to hand over any such investigation to an independent overseer.

4. TRUMP TO ROLL BACK FEDERAL FUEL-ECONOMY REQUIREMENTS

Automakers would no longer be required to significantly increase the efficiency of new cars and trucks, a key part of former President Barack Obama's strategy to combat global warming.

5. WILDFIRES IN FOUR CENTRAL STATES KILL SIX, FORCE THOUSANDS FROM HOMES

Hundreds of square miles of land are burning in parts of Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado, and warnings have been issued for Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska.

6. US TRAIN HITS BUS, KILLING FOUR

Rescuers spent more than an hour cutting through a mangled charter bus after it was hit by a freight train and pushed 300 feet down the tracks in Biloxi, Mississippi.

7. HOW TOO MUCH SODA, TOO FEW NUTS ARE TIED TO A BIG PORTION OF US DEATHS

A new study suggests that overeating or under-eating 10 foods contributes to nearly half of deaths from heart disease, strokes and diabetes.

8. WHERE TWO OF THE WORLD'S MOST CHALLENGING MYSTERIES ARE LINKED

In Malaysia, investigators are trying to unravel the fatal poisoning of the half brother of North Korea's ruler, as well as the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

9. NIKE INTRODUCES A PERFORMANCE HIJAB FOR MUSLIM FEMALE ATHLETES

The company says the Nike Pro Hijab will be available for sale next year.

10. WHICH COLLEGES ARE ALREADY GOING DANCING

Among the first schools heading for the NCAA men's basketball tournament: Wichita State, Winthrop and Florida Gulf Coast, a.k.a. "Dunk City."