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10 things to know today

By The Associated Press • Feb 23, 2018 at 6:00 AM

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

1. FLORIDA SHERIFF SAYS DEPUTY ON DUTY SCHOOL NEVER WENT IN

The deputy at the high school where 17 people were massacred waited outside the building for about four minutes without ever going in and resigned after being suspended without pay.

2. WHY TRUMP COMMENTS POINT TO DEEP DIVISIONS OVER ARMING TEACHERS

In the aftermath of yet another mass school shooting, the idea of arming teachers continues to divide educators, parents and the public in search of a solution.

3. SHOOTING SURVIVORS ENDURE ASSAULT FROM ONLINE TROLLS

Just days after watching their classmates die, survivors of the Florida school shooting came under a different kind of assault, this time from online trolls who threatened the students as they seek tighter gun laws.

4. NRA ACCUSES GUN CONTROL ADVOCATES OF EXPLOITING SHOOTING

The NRA is striking a defiant tone amid a renewed debate over gun rights and school safety after the deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida. Wayne LaPierre of the NRA says opponents are trying to "exploit tragedy for political gain."

5. WHICH EX-TRUMP CAMPAIGN ASSOCIATES FACE NEW CHARGES

Special counsel Robert Mueller has filed additional charges against Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and a business associate. The filing adds allegations of tax evasion and increases the amount of money Manafort is accused of laundering through offshore accounts to $30 million.

6. HOW SPECIAL-INTEREST GROUPS PRESS CASE AT TRUMP'S PROPERTIES

An Associated Press analysis of the interest groups that visited President Donald Trump's properties in his first year in office finds several instances that at least create the appearance of "pay for play."

7. WHY MISSOURI'S GOVERNOR HAS BEEN INDICTED

A St. Louis grand jury has indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge for allegedly taking a compromising photo of a woman with whom he had an affair in 2015.

8. WHAT LAWMAKER RESIGNED JUST BEFORE A POSSIBLE EXPULSION

California State Sen. Tony Mendoza, accused of sexual misconduct, has resigned just ahead of a possible vote to expel him. He's the third California lawmaker to resign over sexual harassment allegations since the #MeToo movement emerged.

9. WHERE 'YOU CAN'T BE ABOVE GROUND FOR EVEN 15 MINUTES'

World leaders are calling for an urgent cease-fire in Syria as government forces pound the eastern suburbs of the capital in an unrelenting campaign that has left hundreds of people dead in recent days.

10. VONN SCATTERS GRANDFATHER'S ASHES NEAR DOWNHILL COURSE

Lindsey Vonn scattered her grandfather's ashes on a rock near the mountain where the downhill races were run. Don Kildow served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War in the 1950s.

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