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

1. STATES USE SECRET SURVEYS TO REDUCE PRISON POPULATIONS

An AP investigation finds that psychological assessments are being used to determine whether inmates are likely to commit future crimes to judge who might be safe to release--despite high-profile failures and uneven application.

2. UKRAINE DISPUTES REBEL CLAIM ON PULLBACK

Pro-Russian separatists said they had begun withdrawing heavy weapons in line with an international peace plan, but a Ukrainian military spokesman said no moves were underway.

3. ACTIVISTS: ISLAMIC STATE KIDNAPS AT LEAST 70 ASSYRIANS

Two monitoring groups say the militant organization overran a string of villages in northeastern Syria and captured dozens from the Christian minority population.

4. EUROPEANS CONSIDER DEAL TO KEEP GREECE AFLOAT

Athens' creditors in the 19-country eurozone appeared to be heading toward a positive assessment of a list of reforms in order to extend the financial bailout for four months.

5. WHAT A HOMELAND SECURITY SHUTDOWN COULD MEAN

Most of the department's staff would continue working without being paid because they are deemed essential for the protection of the nation.

6. WHERE RECREATIONAL POT IS NOW LEGAL

Alaska becomes the third state to legalize planting and possession of marijuana as supporters urge low-key celebrations.

7. FIFA PANEL RECOMMENDS SHIFTING 2022 WORLD CUP DATES

To avoid Qatar's brutal summer heat, the tournament may be held in November-December under a tighter schedule, posing challenges to soccer leagues in Europe.

8. RISING GOP STAR SCRUTINIZED FOR QUESTIONABLE SPENDING

Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock doled out thousands of dollars in taxpayer and campaign funds for such things as flights on private aircraft, the AP determines.

9. NORWAY FACES RUDE AWAKENING AS OIL PRICE FALLS

Norwegians, who have long benefited from their country's high oil revenues, may have to adjust to a new lifestyle reality.

10. A-ROD SHOWS UP EARLY FOR WORK

Coming off a season-long drug suspension, the Yankee slugger arrives at spring training three days ahead of time, acknowledging that he's "dug a big hole for myself."

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