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10 things to know, Wednesday, April 3


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

1. Trump explores art of the climb-down

The president pivots on two big policy fronts, easing up on threats to close the U.S. border with Mexico and delaying any changes to “Obamacare” until after the 2020 election.

2. 'A city reborn’

Lori Lightfoot, who's black and openly gay, will be Chicago's next mayor, a historic repudiation of the old-style, insider politics that have long defined America's third largest city.

3. Brexit chief: No ‘blank check’ in talks

Stephen Barclay says some Labour proposals, such as a customs union with the EU, would be “very difficult” for the government to accept, but a compromise is needed to avoid a no-deal divorce.

4. What police are saying about Nipsey Hussle slaying suspect

Authorities say 29-year-old Eric Holder and the rapper-businessman knew each and had some kind of personal dispute.

5. Brunei invokes Sharia law

The laws would punish gay sex and adultery by stoning offenders to death while thieves would face amputation, moves that have triggered a global outcry.

6. Who took early lead in 2020 fundraising

Bernie Sanders is leading Democratic presidential candidates in the early money chase, while Mayor Pete Buttigieg of Indiana posts surprising results.

7. In Israel election, Palestinian issue nowhere to be found

The lack of interest reflects disillusionment after years of failed peace efforts but also is a testament to Netanyahu's success in sidelining the issue.

8. Hollywood actresses due in Boston court

Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are facing federal charges that they participated in a wide-ranging college admissions cheating scam.

9. No kibble for Max

U.S. pet owners are increasingly feeding fresh food to their dogs and cats, but some veterinarians question the trend.

10. Success in March tied to NBA-caliber talent

An AP analysis of rosters of perennial NCAA Tournament teams concludes it takes pro-ready talent — players who leave school early — to go far consistently.

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