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10 Things to Know for Tuesday

A peshmerga convoy drives towards a frontline in Khazer, about 30 kilometers (19 miles) east of Mosul, Iraq, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. Iraqi government and Kurdish forces, backed by U.S.-led coalition air and ground support, launched coordinated military operations early on Monday as the long-awaited fight to wrest the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State fighters got underway.(AP Photo)
A peshmerga convoy drives towards a frontline in Khazer, about 30 kilometers (19 miles) east of Mosul, Iraq, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. Iraqi government and Kurdish forces, backed by U.S.-led coalition air and ground support, launched coordinated military operations early on Monday as the long-awaited fight to wrest the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State fighters got underway.(AP Photo)
FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2014 file photo, Billy Bush arrives at the Operation Smile's 2014 Smile Gala in Beverly Hills, Calif. NBC News has fired
FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2014 file photo, Billy Bush arrives at the Operation Smile's 2014 Smile Gala in Beverly Hills, Calif. NBC News has fired "Today" show host Billy Bush, who was caught on tape in a vulgar conversation about women with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump before an "Access Hollywood" appearance. Bush was suspended at the morning show two days after contents of the 2005 tape were reported on Oct. 7. NBC and Bush's representatives had been negotiating terms of his exit before Monday's announcement. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
Blake Halsey, a 21-year-old college student and volunteer at the Orange County GOP office, takes a phone call from someone offering to volunteer on Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 in Hillsborough, N.C. Halsey sits under the window where authorities say someone threw in a flammable device that burned the campaign office. (AP Photo/Jonathan Drew)
Blake Halsey, a 21-year-old college student and volunteer at the Orange County GOP office, takes a phone call from someone offering to volunteer on Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 in Hillsborough, N.C. Halsey sits under the window where authorities say someone threw in a flammable device that burned the campaign office. (AP Photo/Jonathan Drew)
FILE - In this Tuesday, March 22, 2016, file photo, the new 2017 Buick Encore is displayed during a media preview in New York, as part of the New York International Auto Show. Lexus, Toyota and Buick are the most reliable brands in Consumer Reports' latest survey, a reward for their conservative approach to new technology. Audi and Kia rounded out the top five brands. Dodge, Chrysler, Fiat and Ram, all owned by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, were the worst performers. Electric car maker Tesla Motors also fared poorly. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
FILE - In this Tuesday, March 22, 2016, file photo, the new 2017 Buick Encore is displayed during a media preview in New York, as part of the New York International Auto Show. Lexus, Toyota and Buick are the most reliable brands in Consumer Reports' latest survey, a reward for their conservative approach to new technology. Audi and Kia rounded out the top five brands. Dodge, Chrysler, Fiat and Ram, all owned by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, were the worst performers. Electric car maker Tesla Motors also fared poorly. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
Iraq's elite counterterrorism forces advance toward Islamic State positions as fighting to retake the extremist-held city of Mosul enters its second week, in the village of Tob Zawa, outside Mosul, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. A convoy of special forces advanced toward the village of Tob Zawa, Monday, encountering roadside bombs and trading heavy fire with the militants.(AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
Iraq's elite counterterrorism forces advance toward Islamic State positions as fighting to retake the extremist-held city of Mosul enters its second week, in the village of Tob Zawa, outside Mosul, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. A convoy of special forces advanced toward the village of Tob Zawa, Monday, encountering roadside bombs and trading heavy fire with the militants.(AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2016 file photo, model Kendall Jenner attends the world premiere of
FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2016 file photo, model Kendall Jenner attends the world premiere of "Zoolander 2" in New York. A defense lawyer argued Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, that his client, Shavaughn McKenzie, did not intend to cause Jenner fear when he approached her outside her home in August and should be acquitted of stalking and trespassing charges. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
In this Oct. 28, 2016 photo, singer Zayn Malik, formerly of One Direction, poses for a portrait in West Hollywood, Calif., to promote his new book,
In this Oct. 28, 2016 photo, singer Zayn Malik, formerly of One Direction, poses for a portrait in West Hollywood, Calif., to promote his new book, "Zayn." (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
A plume of smoke rises from the site of an explosion on the Colonial Pipeline on Monday, Oct. 31, 2016, in Helena, Ala. Colonial Pipeline said in a statement that it has shut down its main pipeline in Alabama after the explosion in a rural part of the state outside Birmingham. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
A plume of smoke rises from the site of an explosion on the Colonial Pipeline on Monday, Oct. 31, 2016, in Helena, Ala. Colonial Pipeline said in a statement that it has shut down its main pipeline in Alabama after the explosion in a rural part of the state outside Birmingham. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
A view of the Malmo arena, Sweden, Monday, Oct. 31, 2016 during an ecumenical event presided over by Pope Francis and leaders of the Lutheran World Federation. Francis traveled to secular Sweden on Monday to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, a remarkably bold gesture given his very own Jesuit religious order was founded to defend the faith against Martin Luther's
A view of the Malmo arena, Sweden, Monday, Oct. 31, 2016 during an ecumenical event presided over by Pope Francis and leaders of the Lutheran World Federation. Francis traveled to secular Sweden on Monday to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, a remarkably bold gesture given his very own Jesuit religious order was founded to defend the faith against Martin Luther's "heretical" reforms five centuries ago. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
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Monday, January 02, 2017 06:02 pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:1. TURKEY HUNTS FOR NIGHTCLUB GUNMAN

The Islamic State militant group says a "soldier of the caliphate" carried out the mass shooting that killed 39 people ringing in the new year in Istanbul.

2. 'THIS EPIDEMIC HITS EVERYBODY'

Bruce Bandler, a federal prosecutor in Pa. who is fighting the opioid crisis, understands addiction's toll because he lost his son to heroin.

3. WHO WILL REPRESENT HIMSELF AS JURY WEIGHS DEATH PENALTY

Dylann Roof, convicted of slaying nine black parishoners at a S.C. church, will act as his own lawyer in his trial's sentencing phase — where execution is on the line.

4. WHAT OBAMA WILL FOCUS ON IN FINAL WEEKS

The outgoing president will put his energy into protecting his endangered health care law in his closing days in the White House.

5. WHY ISRAELI POLICE GRILL NETANYAHU

Officials open a criminal probe into suspicions the prime minister improperly accepted gifts from wealthy supporters — accusations he denies.

6. SUICIDE TRUCK BOMBER HITS BAGHDAD MARKET

The blast killed at least 36 people in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.

7. TRUMP RAPS CHICAGO MAYOR ON SPIKE IN CRIME

On Twitter, the president-elect calls on Mayor Rahm Emanuel to "ask for federal help" if city officials can't stop a surge in murders, which hit 762 in 2016.

8. STORMS HIT TEXAS, SOUTH WITH FLASH FLOODS, POWER OUTAGES

Wind damage was also reported in Houston, central Louisiana and southern Mississippi.

9. WORKER SPENDS FLIGHT IN PLANE'S HOLD

United Airlines says an employee of a ground handling vendor was unhurt after flying from North Carolina to Washington, D.C. in the jet's cargo area.

10. CAROLINA EQUIPMENT MANAGER STANDS IN AS GOALIE

The Hurricanes called on Jorge Alves as emergency goalie at the end of a game when their backup was too sick to play.                                     

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