10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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Posted: Jan 29, 2018 8:40 PM
10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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

1. HOW THE UNION IS FARING

As Trump tees up his big State of the Union speech, the stock market is soaring, the number of people with health insurance is holding steady and more U.S. troops are stationed in war zones.

2. RUSSIA PROBE TAKES NEW TWIST

Republicans on the House intelligence committee vote to release a classified memo that purports to show improper use of surveillance by the FBI and the Justice Department.

3. FBI DEPUTY DIRECTOR STEPS DOWN

Andrew McCabe, a frequent target of aggressive criticism by Trump, is quitting ahead of his planned retirement this spring after 22 years with the agency.

4. WHAT'S EXPECTED TO CREATE THOUSANDS OF JOBS

Exxon, citing at least partly the GOP tax cut, says it will invest more than $50 billion over the next five years to expand its business in the U.S.

5. GOOD HEAVENS! A LUNAR TRIFECTA

A super moon. A blue moon. A lunar eclipse. This celestial occurrence Wednesday is the first of its kind in 35 years and will not occur again until 2037.

6. 'UNPRECEDENTED PRESERVATION'

Chile is creating vast national parks using lands donated by a U.S. conservation organization tied to a founder of the North Face outdoor wear company.

7. SURGING RIVER ENDANGERING FRENCH TOWNS

Floodwaters reach a peak in Paris and are now threatening towns downstream along the rain-engorged Seine River.

8. TORONTO POLICE INVESTIGATE POSSIBLE SERIAL KILLER

Authorities hunt through backyard gardens and planters across the city for possible victims of a landscaper accused of murdering at least five people and suspected of killing more.

9. WHY #GRAMMYSSOMALE IS TRENDING

At the annual music show, only two female winners were shown on TV accepting awards.

10. CLEVELAND INDIANS DROPPING CHIEF WAHOO LOGO

The decision follows decades of complaints that the grinning, big-toothed caricature is racist.