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Feb 15, 8:42 PM EST

10 Things to Know for Friday

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

1. DETAILS OF FLORIDA SCHOOL SHOOTER'S ATTACK EMERGE

Authorities say Nikolas Cruz confessed to firing into five classrooms and several hallways with a semiautomatic rifle, killing 17 students and teachers.

2. TRUMP'S BUDGET UNDERCUTS HIS CALL FOR FOCUS ON MENTAL HEALTH AFTER SHOOTING

The budget proposal issued Monday would make major cuts to Medicaid, which is a main source of funding for mental health care.

3. 'DREAMERS' REMAIN IN LIMBO AFTER SENATE REJECTS PROPOSALS

The Senate voted down both a bipartisan deal and a White House proposal that would have spared those brought to US illegally as children from deportation and increased border spending.

4. WHO IS LATEST TRUMP ASSOCIATE INTERVIEWED IN RUSSIA PROBE

Steve Bannon was interrogated for 20 hours this week as part of the investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential election.

5. MOTHER SAYS HER SON WAS RUSSIAN MERCENARY KILLED BY US STRIKE IN SYRIA

The woman says her son decided to go to Syria as a contractor to make money, though he had no experience with military service.

6. MYSTERY SURROUNDS AMERICAN-SAUDI CITIZEN DETAINED BY US MILITARY IN IRAQ

The still-unidentified man was said to have guarded an Islamic State oilfield in Syria, but his lawyers say he was kidnapped and imprisoned by IS.

7. AMERICANS TO WATCH IN UPCOMING OLYMPIC EVENTS

Mikaela Shiffrin aims for her second gold medal of this games, in the women's slalom, and Nathan Chen hits the ice in the men's figure skating short program.

8. FEMALE JOURNALISTS MAKE IT CLEAR THEY'RE #MORETHANABABE

A reporter at an Arkansas TV station used the hashtag to criticize a local radio show's "Babe Bracket" that ranks them based on their attractiveness.

9. FOOD IS A BIG DEAL FOR OLYMPIANS

Whether it's a craving for the tastes of home or specialized diets, there has to be enough food to fuel athletes' caloric demands.

10. WHICH STARS ANNOUNCE "MUTUAL AND LOVINGLY MADE" DECISION TO SPLIT

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux say they are separating after two and a half years of marriage.

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