10 Things to Know for Monday

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

1. NANCY REAGAN DIES AT 94

The former first lady was the helpmate, backstage adviser and fierce protector of Ronald Reagan during his journey from actor to president.

2. WHAT’S MAKING GOP LEADERS UNCOMFORTABLE

The best hope for stopping Trump’s march to the Republican nomination may be Cruz — the only candidate who causes as much heartburn among party elites as the billionaire businessman.

3. FRESH OFF SUPER BOWL VICTORY, PEYTON MANNING CALLING IT QUITS

Just shy of 40, the superstar QB will forgo $19 million and a 19th season in the NFL.

4. WHERE EU WANTS TO DRAW LINE ON MIGRANTS

The bloc’s leaders are aiming to persuade Turkey to slow the flow of migrants traveling to Europe and take back thousands who don’t qualify for asylum.

5. SUICIDE BOMBER KILLS DOZENS AT CHECKPOINT SOUTH OF BAGHDAD

The third massive bombing recently in or near the city appears part of a campaign by the Islamic State group to wreak havoc and force the government to overextend its forces.

6. JOURNEY THROUGH WAR ZONE REVEALS STARK CONTRASTS

An AP reporter describes a trip through Syria organized by the Russian military, from the calm of a coastal Assad stronghold to a village being shelled by militants.

7. JIMMY CARTER SAYS HE NO LONGER NEEDS TREATMENT FOR CANCER

The announcement comes less than seven months after the former president revealed that he had been diagnosed with melanoma that had spread to his brain.

8. INVENTOR OF MODERN EMAIL DIES

Until Ray Tomlinson’s invention in 1971 of the first network person-to-person email, there was no way to send something to a specific person at a specific address.

9. HOW ‘CLI-FI’ IS SPREADING

Colleges and universities are incorporating into their curriculums the evolving genre of literature that focuses on the changes coming to Earth as the result of climate change.

10. MUSHERS SET OFF FROM ALASKA TOWN AS IDITAROD RACE BEGINS

The winner is expected in the old Gold Rush era town of Nome, on Alaska’s western coast, in about nine days.

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