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Feb 27, 6:17 AM EST

10 Things to Know for Today

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

1. WHY SOME IN GOP SAY DHS FUNDING LAPSE WORTH A FIGHT

Numerous House Republicans believe it's preferable to have a partial government shutdown if that's the cost of undoing a White House immigration policy.

2. DESPITE SPAT WITH U.S., ISRAELI LEADER IS FIGHTING IRAN NUKE DEAL

Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress next week is overshadowed by a battle with the White House and electoral intrigue back home.

3. HOPEFUL SIGNS IN UKRAINE

Separatist fighters in the east of the country move rocket launchers to a location 70 kilometers (43 miles) back from the front line with government troops in the first confirmed compliance with a cease-fire.

4. ISLAMIC STATE THREAT BOOSTS BUSINESS FOR KURDISH GUNSMITH

The peshmerga force, which has been at war against the Sunni extremists since last June, is keeping Bahktiyar Sadr-Aldeen's workshop in Iraq's Irbil busy.

5. GERMAN PARLIAMENT APPROVES GREECE'S BAILOUT EXTENSION

Lawmakers voted 542-32 to back the measure in exchange for a commitment to budget reforms. There were 13 abstentions.

6. WHICH STATE IS CONSIDERING `BABY BOXES'

Newborn incubators could be showing up soon at Indiana's hospitals, churches and selected nonprofits under legislation that would give mothers in crisis a way to surrender their children safely and anonymously.

7. ANTARCTICA'S RETREATING ICE MAY RE-SHAPE EARTH

The glacial melting could push sea levels up 10 feet (3 meters) worldwide in a century or two, recurving heavily populated coastlines.

8. CAMBODIA'S TEMPLES SUFFER FROM A FORM OF OVEREXPOSURE

At least five foreign visitors have been arrested and deported this year for taking nude photos at the sacred sites.

9. WHAT NEW STUDY SUGGESTS ABOUT NICOTINE SOURCES

Many Americans who smoke use combinations of products, and often e-cigarettes are part of the mix.

10. `HOUSE OF CARDS' DEALS NETFLIX A WINNING HAND

The show was an immediate hit with viewers and critics, giving the company the financial clout to further transform how we watch and define "television."

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