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1. HOW GOP PLANS TO GET GORSUCH CONFIRMATION THROUGH
McConnell is likely to change Senate rules so that Trump's Supreme Court pick can be confirmed with a simple majority in the 100-seat chamber, instead of the 60-voter threshold.
2. LENIN MORENO APPEARS HEADED TO VICTORY IN ECUADOR
But rival Guillermo Lasso refuses to recognize the results for president, calling on supporters to take peacefully to the streets to guard against "fraud."
3. WHY COLOMBIAN CITY IS VULNERABLE TO FLOODING
A 1989 hydrology report recommended that the government reinforce Mocoa's riverbanks, channel water away from the town and restore some of the forest, steps apparently not taken.
4. LOSSES FROM 2015 MINE SPILL MAY BE LESS THAN FEARED
The compensation now sought from a Colorado mine waste spill triggered by the EPA is less than half the $1.2 billion originally claimed by those in the area and downstream, the AP finds.
5. WHAT TRUMP, EL-SISSI MAY DISCUSS
Egypt's president, visiting Washington, may seek more military aid for his country and broach the Arab League's territorial demands in exchange for peace with Israel.
6. RIGHTS GROUP SAYS ISRAEL BLOCKING ACCESS TO GAZA
Human Rights Watch says restrictions on foreign researchers trying to document abuses in the Gaza Strip call into question Israel's stated commitment to the probe.
7. WHERE SEVERE WEATHER IS HEADED
Powerful storms that killed two in Louisiana take aim at Alabama and other parts of the Southeast, bringing strong winds and heavy rains to the region.
8. TECH LEADERS LAUNCH 'NEWS INTEGRITY' NONPROFIT
Facebook and Mozilla are among the companies and organizations launching a $14 million fund to promote news literacy and increase trust in journalism.
9. WHO STOLE SPOTLIGHT ACM AWARDS
The Backstreet Boys had the night's liveliest moment at the Academy of Country Music Awards, singing their classic "Everybody (Backstreet Back)" with Florida Georgia Line.
10. COLLEGE STARS TO LEAD EXODUS TO NBA
After tonight's NCAA championship game, the run on one-and-done freshmen in the 2017 NBA draft has potential to go a dozen deep before an upperclassman's name is called.