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

1. JORDAN DEMANDS MILITANTS DELIVER PROOF CAPTURED PILOT STILL ALIVE

The Islamic State group's deadline passes without word on the fate of Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh or his fellow hostage, Japanese journalist Kenji Goto.

2. OBAMA TO SEEK TO BUST LIMITS ON DOMESTIC, DEFENSE SPENDING

The president's proposal, two months after voters booted his party from control of Congress, reflects the White House's newfound confidence on the economy.

3. GAS TRUCK EXPLODES AT MEXICO CITY CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

Two people were killed and at least 54 people were injured, 22 of them children, says Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera.

4. POLICE QUESTION CHILD WHO BACKED CHARLIE HEBDO ATTACKERS

The detention of an 8-year-old boy from the south of France draws criticism that the country's measures to prevent people from defending terrorism have gone overboard.

5. DE BLASIO'S SIGN-LANGUAGE INTERPRETER GETS BLIZZARD OF ATTENTION

The 38-year-old deaf man uses big gestures and full-body movements to interpret the mayor's briefings on the snow storm, becoming a buzzing character on social media.

6. PROSECUTORS TO LAY CASE AGAINST AARON HERNANDEZ

Opening statements are set to begin in the murder trial of the former New England Patriots star player.

7. HOW THE IVY LEAGUE WANTS TO DIVERSIFY ITS CHINESE ACADEMIC BODY

The academic powerhouses are trying to recruit from all economic backgrounds in China which accounts for a third of all foreign students coming to the U.S.

8. WHAT GOP IS DEMANDING OF ATTORNEY GENERAL NOMINEE

Republican senators at Loretta Lynch's confirmation hearing repeatedly seek assurances that she would do things differently than the current occupant of the job, Eric Holder.

9. RAUL CASTRO PUTS BRAKES ON CLOSER US-CUBA TIES

The Cuban president says normal relations depend on a series of American concessions - including the return of the U.S. base at Guantanamo - that appear highly unlikely anytime soon.

10. WHO'S GOOD BET TO WIN SUPER BOWL

New England will down Seattle 27-24 in overtime, predicts Barry Wilner, the AP's pro football writer.

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