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

1. WHO BECOMES FIRST MAJOR CANDIDATE TO JUMP INTO 2016 RACE

"I am running for president," says Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Twitter, just hours ahead of an event to formally launch his candidacy.

2. AFGHAN PRESIDENT GOES TO THE PENTAGON, THANKS U.S. FOR SACRIFICES

Ashraf Ghani also offered assurances that his country would not be a burden on the international community as it continues to struggle against the Taliban.

3. LEE'S LEGACY MAY FALL SHORT IN SINGAPORE

The autocrat brought prosperity to the city-state but a system designed to outlast him might be ill-suited for the 21st century challenges.

4. OBAMA SEEKS MORE DIVERSITY IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

At the White House on Monday, the president will announce more than $240 million in pledges to encourage more students from underrepresented groups to pursue education in those areas.

5. WHICH COUNTRY SEES TOURISM BOOM

Travelers rush to Cuba before McDonald's claims a spot in Old Havana and Starbucks moves in on Cubita, the island's premium coffee brand.

6. ROBERT DURST RETURNING TO COURT IN NEW ORLEANS

His lawyers plan to argue that the 71-year-old millionaire should be released because he was illegally arrested.

7. HOW GENDER EQUALITY BENEFITS BUSINESS

Having more women at the top of the corporate ladder leads to higher profits, surveys show.

8. SIBLINGS KILLED IN HOUSE FIRE ARRIVE IN ISRAEL FOR BURIAL

"They were so pure," says Gabriel Sassoon, father of the seven children, during a eulogy.

9. "GAME OF THRONES" TO LIVE STREAM PREMIERE IN SAN FRANCISCO

Many of the series' stars will attend the event at the War Memorial Opera House and answer fan questions submitted via Facebook.

10. ONLY THE SWEET 16 LEFT IN NCAA TOURNAMENT

Kentucky needs to win four of those games to become the first undefeated champion since Indiana in 1976.

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