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1. FORMER FBI CHIEF SAYS TRUMP ASKED HIM TO HALT FLYNN PROBE
James Comey, fired from the FBI by Trump, wrote in a memo after a Feb. 14 meeting at the White House that the president asked him to shut down the investigation of the newly fired national security adviser.
2. CONTRADICTIONS ENTANGLE WHITE HOUSE
Administration officials give conflicting messages on issues ranging from the size of Trump’s inaugural crowd to his alleged release of confidential information to the Russians.
3. ‘NO ONE IS IMMUNE TO THE THREAT OF NORTH KOREA’
At the United Nations, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley accuses Pyongyang of intimidating the international community with its nuclear program.
4. HOW ‘WANNACRY’ MALWARE MAY HAVE SPREAD
Cybersecurity analysts say hackers who unleashed the global cyberattack likely scanned the internet for vulnerable systems, then exploited them.
5. SLAYINGS OF 6 JOURNALISTS UNDERSCORE DANGERS OF REPORTING IN MEXICO
Javier Valdez is the latest reporter killed in Mexico during a deadly spree that’s unusual even in a country that ranks behind only Syria and Afghanistan for such murders.
6. WHAT STUDY FINDS ABOUT TAKING ABORTION PILL AT HOME
Medical abortions done at home with online help and pills sent in the mail appear to be safe as those done at a clinic, new research says.
7. WHY COPS SEIZE 7,000 BIRDS IN LOS ANGELES
The confiscations are part of the biggest raid on illegal cockfighting in U.S. history.
8. ‘LAST MAN STANDING’ STUMBLES
Actor Tim Allen tweets he’s “stunned and blindsided by the network” upon learning ABC’s plans to scrap his family comedy.
9. ‘ORANGE SUNSHINE’ CREATOR DIES AT 75
From the late 1960s, Nicholas Sand produced tens of millions of hits of LSD — even while on the run from a prison sentence.
10. SHARAPOVA WON’T GET GREEN CARD ENTRY TO FRENCH OPEN
The Russian draws criticism for accepting wild cards to enter tournaments since returning from a 15-month ban for a positive drug test.