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10 Things to Know for Wednesday

New Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, takes selfies with State Department employees after a speaking to the group on arrival at the State Departm...
FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2017 file photo, Cecile Richards attends the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Awards in New York. Richards steps down Tuesday fr...
Leslie Odom Jr. and Katharine McPhee attend the 2018 Tony Awards nominations announcement at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on Tu...

New Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, takes selfies with State Department employees after a speaking to the group on arrival at the State Departm...

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2017 file photo, Cecile Richards attends the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Awards in New York. Richards steps down Tuesday fr...

Leslie Odom Jr. and Katharine McPhee attend the 2018 Tony Awards nominations announcement at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on Tu...

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

1. WHERE MUELLER PROBE IS HEADING

A leaked list of questions the special counsel wants to ask Trump shows that investigators' focus includes collusion and obstruction of justice.

2. LIKE IT OR NOT, FACEBOOK LAUNCHES DATING SERVICE

The new feature is "not just for hookups" but to build "meaningful, long-term relationships," CEO Mark Zuckerberg says.

3. WHO'S MADE UNUSUAL DECISION TO SPILL SECRETS

Israel's disclosure that it seized Iran's nuclear weapons program archive marks a rare case of Israel going public about the operations of its to-secret Mossad spy agency.

4. MIKE POMPEO GETS NOISY SALUTE

The new secretary of state is greeted with cheers and applause as he enters the agency for the first time as America's top diplomat.

5. WHY US RESEARCHERS WANT YOUR DNA

If they can build a large enough database, the government scientists hope to learn why some people escape illness and others don't, and better customize treatments.

6. COURT WATCHERS KEEP EYE ON ANTHONY KENNEDY

The darkest fears of liberals and the fondest hopes of conservatives are that the 81-year-old justice decides to retire and allow Trump to appoint another justice to cement conservative control of the Supreme Court.

7. 'DON'T WAIT FOR INSTRUCTIONS'

As she steps down from Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards has a message for women: Now is the time to get involved.

8. HOW APPLE IS SPREADING THE WEALTH

The iPhone maker's tax break on its overseas profits is turning into a $102 billion boon for shareholders.

9. BROADWAY CELEBRATES WIDE VARIETY

Tony nominations are handed out to such disparate shows as Tina Fey's catty "Mean Girls," the sprawling AIDs drama "Angels in America" and the "SpongeBob SquarePants" musical.

10. WHIFFS COMING AT RECORD RATE

A cold and wet April marks the first time the first full month of the major league season produced more strikeouts than base hits.


Updated : 2021-01-19 17:17 GMT+08:00