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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    
1. UNCERTAINTY OVER WHAT HAPPENS NEXT AFTER OFFICER'S MISTRIAL IN FREDDIE GRAY'S DEATH
    
Lawyers will meet in the judge's chambers in Baltimore Thursday to discuss dates for a possible retrial.
    
2. PUTIN SAYS SYRIAN PEOPLE MUST CHOOSE LEADERS
    
The Russian president tells a news conference that a new constitution for Syria must be drafted, and a new election prepared in which citizens themselves will determine its leadership.
    
3. WHO IS IN HIDING AFTER ISLAMIC STATE KILLING
    
After the slaying of a Syrian activist and his friend, the media collective the former belonged to - which secretly documents life at the heart of the militants' self-proclaimed caliphate in Raqqa- fears revenge.
    
4. WHY YOU SHOULDN'T PANIC OVER FED RATE HIKE
    
Investment returns depend on many factors beyond the central bank's announcement, especially because the pace of increases will be gradual.
    
5. WHAT WOULD JUMPSTART U.S.-CUBA BUSINESS TIES
    
The reestablishment of commercial U.S. flights to the island would be the biggest development since the two countries began normalizing relations last year.
    
6. VA TO PROVIDE ROBOTIC LEGS TO PARALYZED VETS
    
Veterans have been petitioning the department to do this because many cannot afford the $77,000 needed to pay for the powered exoskeleton called the ReWalk.
 

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