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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    
1. FIGHTS LOOM AFTER BRAZIL'S LOWER CHAMBER OKS IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS
    
The measure now goes to the Senate, which must decide if it will try democratically elected President Dilma Rousseff for alleged fiscal irregularities.
    
2. QUAKE DEATH TOLL ABOVE 270 IN ECUADOR
    
As the coastal South American country digs out from its strongest temblor in decades, tales of devastating loss are everywhere and the death count is expected to go up.
    
3. WHO MISLED CONGRESS ON MILITARY SEXUAL ASSAULT CASES
    
An AP investigation finds that the Pentagon mischaracterized the actions taken by civilian law enforcement officials when it came to punishing sex offenders.
    
4. WHAT US FORCES ARE DOING IN JAPAN
    
The U.S. military joins relief efforts in the southern part of the country for areas devastated by two powerful earthquakes as local rescuers comb through debris looking for 10 people still reported missing.
    
5. CARTER IN BAGHDAD FOR TALKS
    
The defense secretary will debrief Iraqi leaders about the next steps the U.S. should take to beef up Iraqi forces to retake the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State militants.
    
6. THE FEW, THE PROUD, THE MAXED-OUT TRUMP DONORS
    
About 200 people have donated the max amount of $2,700 to the Republican front-runner's campaign, which pales in comparison to the nearly 29,000 that have done the same for Hillary Clinton.
    
 

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