6 Things to Know for Today

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

    

1. TRUMP ESCALATES GOP RHETORIC ON MUSLIMS

    

For most of the Republican front-runner's rivals in the 2016 race, as well as numerous other Republicans, his call for a "shutdown of Muslims entering the United States" crosses the line.

    

2. HOW MUSLIMS REACT TO TRUMP'S PROPOSAL

    

"If we were all bad, then the world would be uninhabitable," says Somchai Jewangma, an officer with Thailand's Sheikhul Islam Office.

    

3. COUPLE PRACTICED AT SHOOTING RANGES BEFORE CALIFORNIA ATTACK

    

The FBI says Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik had been radicalized "for quite some time."

    

4. WHO FACES RIFTS IN FIGHT AGAINST EXTREMISTS

    

Political spats surrounding foreign forces on Iraqi soil expose a disconnect between Washington and Baghdad in the U.S.-led coalition's fight against the Islamic State group.

    

5. PISTORIUS GRANTED BAIL FOLLOWING MURDER CONVICTION

    

Judge Aubrey Ledwaba says the double-amputee Olympian will be placed under electronic monitoring and may only leave his uncle's home between 7 a.m. and 12 p.m.

    

6. CHICAGO MAYOR ON DEFENSE OVER SHOOTING

    

Rahm Emanuel says the killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by Officer Jason Van Dyke brought the city to "an inflection point."

 

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