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10 things to know, Wednesday, March 21


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

1. Texas bombing suspect dead; motive unknown

Austin police say the serial bombing suspect, a 24-year-old white male, blew himself up with an explosive device as a SWAT team closed in.

2. ‘Don’t ever put your daughters in school again’

A witness tells the AP that's what Boko Haram extremists warned after the Nigerian government says the fighters returned 76 of the 110 schoolgirls they abducted a month ago.

3. Homeland officials to talk election security

Senators will press Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on the department's efforts to secure state election systems.

4. Will people leave their Facebook community?

The community itself is authentic, but the town square is rigged with booby traps and there's no mayor or police patrolling on our behalf.

5. Iraq holds thousands on IS, militant links

An AP analysis shows that Baghdad has detained or imprisoned more than 19,000 people accused of connections to the Islamic State group or other terror-related offenses, with more than 3,000 sentenced to death.

6. Who won primaries for Illinois governor

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and billionaire Democratic businessman J.B. Pritzker spent millions attacking each other even before their 2018 matchup was set.

7. From DMZ to ship at sea, summit rumors swirl

With just weeks to go, there's still no official word on where Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will hold their unprecedented meeting.

8. Russia sued in organ flap

At least two lawsuits filed at a top European court allege Russia violated Europe's Human Rights Convention by removing organs from the recently dead without telling relatives.

9. Which songs are getting federal posterity

Songs performed by Tony Bennett, Gloria Estefan and Run-DMC are among 25 recordings being added to the National Recording Registry.

10. ‘Snacks,’ Zags feeding on NCAA tournament competition

Redshirt freshman Zach Norvell is providing Gonzaga with a fiery spark on the way to the Sweet 16.

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