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Guillermo del Toro and the cast and crew of "The Shape of Water" accept the award for best picture at the Oscars on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
March 04, 2018 - 9:54 PM

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

1. AND THE OSCAR GOES TO ...

Director Guillermo del Toro's Cold War fantasy film "The Shape of Water" wins the best picture Academy Award.

2. NO EXEMPTIONS FROM TARIFFS, TRUMP SAYS

Administration officials say the president's plan to enact stiff duties on imported steel and aluminum will be wide-ranging and won't target any particular countries.

3. WHAT ITALIAN ELECTION RETURNS POINT TO

Election projections show a centre-right coalition that includes an anti-migrant party edging past the populist 5-Star Movement, but no single bloc or party with the support to win a majority in Parliament.

4. CHINESE LEADER POISED FOR HISTORIC POWER GRAB

China's rubber-stamp legislators gather to approve changes that will remove term limits and let President Xi Jinping rule indefinitely.

5. SECURITY THREAT CLOSES US EMBASSY IN TURKEY MONDAY

A statement posted on the embassy's web page urges U.S. citizens to avoid the embassy in Ankara as well as large crowds.

6. WHY WEST VIRGINIA TEACHERS WILL CONTINUE STRIKE

The educators — some of the lowest-paid in the nation — are angered that a 5-per cent raise they negotiated with the governor has been cut by the state Senate.

7. WHO VOWS TO STEP UP FAKE NEWS FIGHT

Facebook's chief technology says the company is hiring 10,000 people to help check facts on U.S. content, in the wake of Russian abuse of the social network in the 2016 election.

8. WHERE FILM OF POST-1906 QUAKE SAN FRANCISCO TURNS UP

The footage, found at a local flea market, captures scenes two weeks after the powerful earthquake and fire that killed thousands and flattened much of the city.

9. FORMER MIKE TYSON ESTATE TO BECOME CHURCH

The garishly appointed 25,000-square-foot mansion that's fallen into disrepair is being converted into a house of worship.

10. RUNNER WHO 'MADE THE IMPOSSIBLE POSSIBLE' DIES AT 88

At Oxford University's track in 1954, Roger Bannister ran the first sub 4-minute mile.

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