10 things to know today – Tues., March 7, 2017
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. GOP BILL UNLIKELY TO SETTLE HEALTH CARE DEBATE
With Republicans now controlling the White House and Congress, the bill would drive government policy down routes long advocated by conservatives.
2. ‘I UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE HAVE THE OPINIONS THAT THEY DO’
In a series of exclusive interviews with the AP, Casey Anthony — the Florida woman acquitted in 2011 of killing her toddler — says the last time she saw 2-year-old Caylee she “believed that she was alive and that she was going to be OK.”
3. US MOVES PARTS OF MISSILE DEFENSE TO SOUTH KOREA
The plans to deploy the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system, or THAAD, anger not only North Korea, but also China and Russia, which see the system’s powerful radars as a security threat.
4. TRUMP’S NEW TRAVEL BAN NOT AS CHAOTIC
The new order bars new visas for people from Iran, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen and Libya, and temporarily shuts down America’s refugee program.
5. WHAT NATIONAL FACE OF TRANSGENDER FIGHT IS SAYING
Gavin Grimm, 17, says the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to back out of a lawsuit over transgender students’ bathroom access is a disappointment that will keep transgender children in limbo.
6. TOP TRUMP SECURITY ADVISER SLATED FOR RARE HEARING
Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster will face questions from senators during a closed-door meeting amid scrutiny of the White House for alleged contacts with Russian officials.
7. WHO IS HOLDING A SURPRISE MEETING
Turkish, U.S. and Russian chiefs of military staff are meeting in southern Turkey to discuss developments in northern Syria and Iraq.
8. REPORT: EXONERATIONS IN US UP AGAIN IN 2016
More than half of those wrongfully convicted were involved in cases in which it was later determined no crime occurred, the National Registry of Exonerations found.
9. WHERE BEING CHEESY IS PROFITABLE
The publicity for winning this year’s U.S. Championship Cheese Contest in Wisconsin is sure to lead to a spike in sales for cheesemakers.
10. CAVS STAR REVEALS SENSITIVE SIDE
LeBron James says he cries during some movies and apologizes to his wife for sometimes losing sight of his family’s role in his quest for NBA greatness.