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10 things to know today

Associated Press • Jun 19, 2018 at 6:00 AM

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

1. TRUMP UNAPOLOGETIC ON IMMIGRATION

The president defends his administration's border-protection policies in the face of rising national outrage over the forced separation of migrant children from their parents.

2. TRADE TENSIONS RAMP UP

Trump directs the U.S. Trade Representative to prepare new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports as the two nations move closer to a potential trade war.

3. PENTAGON SUSPENDS MILITARY DRILL

Halting the major exercise planned for August with South Korea was a much-anticipated move stemming from Trump's nuclear summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un.

4. NATIONAL IMPLICATIONS SEEN IN VOTING CASE

A federal judge rules that Kansas cannot require documentary proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote.

5. WHY DOUBT LOOMS OVER COLOMBIAN PEACE DEAL

The victory of one of the deal's most hawkish critics in a presidential runoff lays bare deep divisions in the nation's efforts to put decades of bloody conflict in the past.

6. IN US, GUN CULTURE THRIVING

Americans own nearly half of the 857 million small arms in civilian hands across the globe, a UN study finds.

7. NEW MALADY: 'GAMING DISORDER'

The World Health Organization says that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a mental health condition.

8. WHERE TRUMP WANTS TO SEND TROOPS

The president announces he is directing the Pentagon to create a new "Space Force" as an independent military service branch aimed at ensuring American supremacy in space.

9. RISING STAR XXXTENTACION FATALLY SHOT

The troubled rapper-singer is gunned down by two armed suspects outside a motorcycle dealership in Deerfield Beach, Florida.

10. WHO'S MAKING A SURPRISING EXIT

Barry Trotz resigns as coach of the Washington Capitals less than two weeks after leading them to the Stanley Cup.

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