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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    
1. ANOTHER MASS SHOOTING RATTLES U.S.
    
A heavily armed man and woman dressed for battle open fire on a holiday banquet for his co-workers, killing 14 people in a precision assault, authorities say, later dying in a shootout with police.
    
2. PISTORIUS CONVICTED OF MURDER IN APPEALS COURT REVERSAL
    
The double-amputee Olympian saw a lower court's ruling on the lesser charge of manslaughter overturned in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.
    
3. BRITAIN BOMBS SYRIA SOON AFTER VOTE
    
Britain's defense secretary says British Tornados struck at oil fields that help finance the activities of the Islamic State group.
    
4. WHAT TRUMP IS SAYING ABOUT MIDEAST PEACE
    
In an interview with AP, the front-runner says that if he's elected president, he'll know within six months whether he can achieve a peace accord between Israelis and Palestinians.
    
5. SENATE SET TO OK GOP BILL DISMANTLING 'OBAMACARE'
    
Republicans are driving toward Senate approval - and a certain veto - of legislation that would demolish Obama's health care law and halt Planned Parenthood's federal money.
    
6. FREDDIE GRAY COURT CASE GETS UNDERWAY
    
Prosecutors say Baltimore Officer William Porter committed a crime through negligence when he failed to get help as Gray lay on the floor of a transport van complaining he couldn't breathe, but the defense paints a starkly contrasting narrative.
 

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