Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
1. SPECIAL COUNSEL APPOINTED TO LEAD TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE
The Justice Department made former FBI Director Robert Mueller a special counsel to oversee a federal investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign.
2. WHEN MUELLER CHANGED THE FBI
After the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, he spent the next 12 years wrestling the agency into a battle-hardened terrorism-fighting force.
3. WHO’S INTERVIEWING FOR FBI POST
Former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, former Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating and acting director Andrew McCabe met with Trump about replacing the ousted James Comey.
4. HOW PRESIDENTS ARE FORCED OUT OF OFFICE
Removing a president is tough by design. Trump could simply ride out the storm, or find himself on a constitutional or political avenue to an exit.
5. TRAVELERS PONDER FLYING WITHOUT LAPTOPS
U.S. aviation-security officials appear determined to ban large electronic devices in the cabin of flights from Europe.
6. WHY FINANCIAL MARKETS ARE RATTLED
They react to the latest turbulence in Washington, reflecting fears that it could derail Trump’s efforts to enact tax reform and other business-friendly policies.
7. ‘WHATEVER IS AHEAD OF ME IS FAR MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE PAST’
U.S. Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning steps out of a military lockup, spared by presidential clemency from the rest of a 35-year prison term for giving classified materials to WikiLeaks.
8. FEW DOCTORS DISCUSS CANCER COSTS WITH PATIENTS
Cancer care often costs more than $100,000 a year, and cancer patients are three times more likely to declare bankruptcy than people without the disease.
9. VENEZUELA’S PRESIDENT COMPLAINS ABOUT ILL-TREATMENT
“We are the Jews of the 21st century,” Nicolas Maduro declares, criticizing Venezuelan expatriates who have been yelling at his government’s officials abroad.
10. TOM BRADY HAD CONCUSSION LAST YEAR
The New England Patriots quarterback played through the injury on his way to a fifth Super Bowl title, according to his wife Gisele Bundchen.
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