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Investigators inside the Zizzi restaurant in Salisbury, England, Tuesday, March 6, 2018 near to where former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal was found critically ill. Britain's counterterrorism police took over an investigation Tuesday into the mysterious collapse of a former spy and his daughter, now fighting for their lives. The government pledged a "robust" response if suspicions of Russian state involvement are proven. Sergei Skripal and his daughter are in a critical condition after collapsing in the English city of Salisbury on Sunday. (Steve Parsons/PA via AP)
March 06, 2018 - 4:27 PM

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

1. TOP ECONOMIC ADVISER EXITING WHITE HOUSE

Gary Cohn, the latest in a string of high-level departures from the West Wing, has been the leading internal opponent to Trump's planned tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum.

2. WHAT MAY BE TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE

Trump appears to have gotten what he wanted from North Korea: a promise to put its entire arsenal of atomic weapons on the negotiating table. But Pyongyang has dashed such hopes before.

3. NORTHEAST US BRACES FOR ROUGH WEATHER

As utility workers scramble to restore power to thousands of customers around the region, another snowy, blowy nor'easter threatens a new round of outages.

4. WHICH TRUMP AIDE IS FEELING HEAT

A federal watchdog says counsellor Kellyanne Conway violated federal law last year when she spoke out in support of Republican Roy Moore and against his Democratic rival in the Alabama Senate race.

5. PROBE OF EX-SPY'S COLLAPSE RAMPS UP

Britain's counterterrorism police take over an investigation into the mysterious collapse of a former Russian spy and his daughter, now fighting for their lives.

6. TRUMP CONFIDENT OF VOTING SAFEGUARDS

The president says he's not worried about Russia meddling in the 2018 midterm elections because "we'll counteract whatever they do."

7. WHY LESS-RISKY DRUGS COULD SUPPLANT OPIOIDS

Opioids including Vicodin and fentanyl patches worked no better than Tylenol and other over-the-counter pills at relieving chronic back pain and hip and knee arthritis in a year-long study.

8. FRESH WORRY FOR CLIMATE SCIENTISTS

The Arctic just finished its warmest winter on record and sea ice hit record lows for this time of year, U.S. weather data show.

9. WHOSE WORKERS ARE GETTING A BOOST

Target is raising its minimum starting pay for workers for the second time in less than a year after seeing a bigger and better pool of candidates.

10. LEBRON TEAMMATE DETAILS ORDEAL

Cleveland's Kevin Love is opening up about his panic attack this season and his struggles with mental health.

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