• 10 Things to Know for Today

    By: The Associated Press

    Updated:

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

    1. US REP. ELIJAH CUMMINGS DIES AT 68

    The Maryland congressman became the powerful chairman of a U.S. House committee that investigated Trump and was a formidable orator who passionately advocated for the poor.

    2. BORIS JOHNSON DECLARES 'GREAT NEW DEAL' FOR BREXIT

    European Union and British negotiators have agreed on an outline for a divorce deal from the 28-nation bloc which still needs further ratification.

    3. US SEEKS CEASE-FIRE BETWEEN TURKEY, KURDS

    Vice President Mike Pence leads a U.S. delegation to Ankara, seeking to halt a weeklong assault on Syrian Kurds begun after Trump withdrew U.S. forces from northern Syria.

    4. ENVOY KEY TO UKRAINE DEBATE DUE UP IN IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY

    Gordon Sondland is expected to tell House lawmakers that he was merely repeating Trump's reassurances when he told another envoy there was no quid pro quo in the administration's dealings with Ukraine.

    5. CHICAGO TEACHERS TO STRIKE

    Classes in the nation's third-largest school district were preemptively canceled as parents and community groups scramble to prepare for the walkout.

    6. CAUSE FOR HOPE, CAUTION FOLLOWING POLICE SHOOTING IN HOME

    Many in the black community say they've seen at least initial signs of swifter action in the days after Atatiana Jefferson's killing by a white Fort Worth police officer.

    7. WHAT DUBAI IS BETTING BIG ON

    That its multibillion-dollar Expo 2020 will draw 25 million visitors, encourage business and spur development of the city.

    8. 'GET OUT OF HERE!'

    As Venezuela's mass exodus persists, fears are rising that the initial warm welcome many migrants received has begun to wear thin in other South American countries.

    9. MONTH-LONG STRIKE AT GM ENDS

    The United Auto Workers' chief bargainer says a tentative deal with the automaker represents "major gains" for 49,000 union workers.

    10. WHERE WOMEN ARE MAKING AN IMPACT

    In the NBA as broadcasters, referees, coaches, front office executives and owners.

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