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10 for today: Friday, Feb. 21

10 for today: Friday, Feb. 21

FROM SUNNY TO SNOWY: A woman braves blowing and heavy wet snow near Peavey Plaza in Minneapolis as a winter storm hit parts of eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin, Thursday, Feb. 20 in Minneapolis. Photo: Associated Press/Jim Mone

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

1. UKRAINE SAID TO HAVE DEAL TO END VIOLENCE

Presidency says agreement reached between police and protesters to stop battles in Kiev that have killed scores, injured hundreds.

2. WHY FEDERAL BUDGET DEFICIT IS FADING AS A POLITICAL ISSUE

Annual spending gap has fallen sharply, lawmakers are tired of budget battles, and public has shifted its focus to issues like health care.

3. LIFE OF YOUNG WOMAN IN YEMEN IS ENTANGLED WITH AL-QAIDA

Story of Abeer al-Hassani, her ex-husband and three brothers provides rare look at one branch of the terror network.

4. WHO OBAMA WILL HOST AT THE WHITE HOUSE

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama coming for a meeting. Visit could hurt already tense relations with China, which denounces him as a separatist.

5. NYPD CLEARED IN SURVEILLANCE OF NEW JERSEY MOSQUES

Federal judge dismisses civil rights lawsuit brought by eight Muslims who alleged New York police discriminated based on religion, national origin, race.

6. WOMAN IN CUSTODY AFTER FOUR KILLED IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

Eviction hearing at American Indian tribal headquarters turns deadly. Police say tribe’s leader among the victims.

7. NEW HONDA PLANT SHOULD MAKE MEXICO NO. 2 EXPORTER TO U.S.

Country expected to pass Japan, narrow gap with No. 1 Canada once 200,000 Fit hatchbacks a year are rolling off assembly line.

8. WHITE HOUSE POLITICAL OFFICE BACK IN ACTION AHEAD OF NOVEMBER ELECTIONS

Democrats have always complained Obama doesn’t do enough to help elect their candidates. This year, he has incentive: keep party’s fragile Senate majority.

9. WHAT’S DIFFERENT ABOUT THIS YEAR’S FLU SEASON

It wasn’t as bad as last year, and the vaccine worked better, but children and young adults – not the elderly – were hit hardest because of swine flu.

10. HOW TWO STATES MAY TRY TO DRIVE SMOKING RATES LOWER

Utah and Colorado, which already have low percentages of smokers, considering raising legal age to buy tobacco to 21.

Latest Headlines

7 mins ago in Local

Joe Baldacci Drops Out of Race for Maine’s 2nd District

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Democrat Joe Baldacci is dropping out of the Democratic primary race for Maine's 2nd Congressional District.

42 mins ago in Local

Police are Looking for Man Who Fled After High-Speed Chase

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Police are looking for a man who fled on foot after his car crashed in Manchester after a high-speed police chase.

1 hour ago in Local

More Than 84,000 Mainers Sign Up for Health Coverage

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GENERIC HEALTHCARE LARGE

The U.S. Department of health and Human Services says more than 84,000 Mainers signed up for health insurance for this year under the Affordable Care Act.

1 hour ago in Local

Maine Property Owners Could Foot Bill for School Funding Gap

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Property owners in Maine could end up footing the bill for an estimated $20 million gap in school funding next year.

10 hours ago in Sports, Trending, Viral Videos

WATCH: Leaked Super Bowl 50 commercials

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