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10 things to know today

By The Associated Press • Mar 21, 2018 at 6:00 AM

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

1. DATA FIRM'S CEO SUSPENDED

The head of the Trump-affiliated data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica is suspended, while government authorities bear down on both the firm and Facebook over allegations the firm stole data from 50 million Facebook users to manipulate elections.

2. WHY FELLOW REPUBLICANS ARE CHIDING TRUMP

The president calls Putin to congratulate him on his re-election, drawing bruising criticism from members of Trump's own party, including a leading senator who scorns the Russian election as a "sham."

3. SURVEILLANCE VIDEOS COULD CONTAIN CLUES

Investigators pursuing a suspected serial bomber who has terrorized Austin, Texas, for weeks uncover what seem like valuable leads in the case.

4. DESIGN CHANGE STYMIED PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE

Construction of the span that collapsed and killed six people in Miami was behind schedule and millions over budget, in part because of a key change in the design and placement of one of its support towers, the AP learns.

5. SPASM OF VIOLENCE AT MARYLAND SCHOOL

A teenager with a handgun shoots a girl inside his high school before he is fatally wounded during a confrontation with a school security guard.

6. ANOTHER NOR'EASTER BEARING DOWN

The latest in a string of powerful storms makes it likely that the first days of spring in the Northeastern U.S. will look a lot like the last weeks of winter.

7. WHAT'S NEXT FOR SELF-DRIVING CARS

After an Uber test vehicle hit and killed a pedestrian near Phoenix, safety advocates are calling for the government to slow the pace of the rollout of autonomous vehicles.

8. CITY BURNISHES ANIMAL-LOVING CREDENTIALS

San Francisco bans the sale of fur, a move cheered by animal welfare advocates around the world.

9. WHO NOW ANSWERS TO 'SIR'

Seventy-seven-year-old Ringo Starr, the former Beatles drummer, receives his long-awaited British knighthood.

10. NEW WRINKLE IN OBESITY RESEARCH

Packing on pounds seems to dull people's sense of taste, and researchers think they now know why: Obesity can rob the tongue of taste buds.

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