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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    
1. HOW DIVIDED ELECTORATE FEELS ABOUT CANDIDATES
    
People in the United States seem to share a lack of enthusiasm about their choices for president, an Associated Press-GfK poll finds.
    
2. BUSINESSES THAT SHARE TRUMP NAME SWEPT UP IN CIRCUS
    
It's not easy being Trump Tobacco in California, Trump Travel in New York or Trump Memorials in Nebraska - businesses that have no connection to a certain presidential candidate.
    
3. OUSTER OF BRAZIL LEADER A STEP CLOSER
    
A congressional committee votes to recommend that the impeachment process against embattled President Dilma Rousseff move forward.
    
4. MISSISSIPPI CHURCH A WINDOW INTO GAY RIGHTS DEBATE
    
Conservative Gov. Phil Bryant and a same-sex couple at the center of an adoption case attend the same church in Jackson, revealing for its juxtaposition of beliefs.
    
5. 'I BEAT THE ODDS OF 1 IN 12 TO BECOME A WAITRESS'
    
Four North Koreans who were sent to work abroad confirm many of the brutal conditions rights groups have decried, but also say their lives were better than they had been back home.
    
6. AS PALESTINIAN ATTACKS SUBSIDE, JERUSALEM SEEKS RETURN TO NORMALCY
    
The city is struggling to conceal the scars and some worry about the possibility of renewed violence as the popular spring holiday season kicks into gear.
    
 

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