Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
1. TRUMP’S PROFANE REMARK PROVOKES UPROAR
The president in a meeting with lawmakers about immigration asks why the U.S. would want to admit more people from “shithole countries.”
2. WHO’S REWRITING RULES ON HEALTH CARE FOR POOR
The Trump administration says it will allow states to require “able-bodied” Medicaid recipients to work, a hotly debated first in the program’s half-century history.
3. ‘A DEEPLY PERSONAL MISTAKE’
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens acknowledges he’s been “unfaithful” in his marriage but denies allegations that he blackmailed the woman to stay quiet.
4. POPE LETTER DETAILS CONCERN OVER DISGRACED PRIEST
The Vatican was so concerned about fallout from Chile’s most notorious pedophile priest that it planned to ask three Chilean bishops accused of knowing about his crimes to resign and take a year’s sabbatical, the AP learns.
5. WHY US LAWMAKERS WERE BAFFLED
The House votes to reauthorize a key foreign intelligence collection program after a confusing morning of Trump tweets — one in seeming opposition, the other in support.
6. CHARLES DUTOIT FACING MORE ASSAULT CLAIMS
Six more women step forward to accuse the prominent conductor of sexually assaulting them, including a musician who says the maestro raped her in 1988.
7. FROM WALMART, GOOD NEWS AND BAD
The company says it is boosting its starting salary for U.S. workers, but is also closing 10 percent of its Sam’s Club warehouse stores — a move that could cost thousands of jobs.
8. WHAT’S CHEERING WALL STREET
U.S. stocks brush aside their first wobble of the year and get back to setting records.
9. JULIAN ASSANGE GETS LAYER OF PROTECTION
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