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10 things to know for today, Feb. 13

The Associated Press

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

1. U.S. WARILY EYES UKRAINE PEACE PACT

Despite a multination brokered peace agreement for Ukraine, the U.S. is still considering whether to give arms to Kiev and slap fresh sanctions on Russia.

2. WHAT OBAMA IS DOING REGARDING CYBERSECURITY

Responding to data breaches and cyberattacks, the president heads to a Silicon Valley summit to try to spark alliances between policymakers and tech innovators.

3. BOTH AL-JAZEERA JOURNALISTS RELEASED FROM PRISON

Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed are freed pending a retrial after spending more than a year in an Egyptian jail on terror-related charges, a case denounced by rights groups.

4. HOW A FEDERAL AGENCY MAY BE IMPERILED

Political differences in Congress over immigration reform may lead to the shutdown of the Homeland Security Department.

5. ‘AMERICAN SNIPER’ ARREST DETAILED

Former Marine Eddie Ray Routh spoke of insanity, anarchy and the apocalypse when police tried to arrest him after the shooting deaths of author Chris Kyle and his friend.

6. WHICH IVY LEAGUE SCHOOL BOASTS IPO PROWESS

Seven Harvard graduates were CEO when their companies went public, more than twice the amount of the next-best schools, a tracking firm finds.

7. ‘THE FINEST MEDIA REPORTER OF HIS GENERATION’

That’s what the New York Times’ executive editor says about the late media columnist David Carr, famed for chronicling a brutally honest memoir about his fight with drug addiction.

8. BE MY VALENTINE, WITH CAVEATS

Thailand braces for Valentine’s Day with warnings, a new hashtag and calls for morality.

9. JUST A DOG’S LIFE

An app will allow fans of the Westminster Kennel Club dog show to get a live look at all 2,711 pooches at the popular pageant.

10. WHY BRIAN WILLIAMS MAY NOT BE ALONE IN EMBELLISHING

Experts say the suspended “NBC Nightly News” anchor is far from alone in puffing up one’s experiences, something many do for myriad reasons.

 

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