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

Trump unceremoniously dumps his secretary of state — who reportedly once called the president a "moron" — and picks CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace him.

Trump, making his first trip to California as president, inspects eight towering prototypes for his long-sought wall at the U.S.-Mexico boundary.

Turkish forces encircle the Kurdish-held town of Afrin, putting hundreds of thousands of civilians under siege.

From Maine to Hawaii, thousands of students plan to stage walkouts to protest gun violence, one month after the deadly shooting inside a high school in Parkland, Florida.

The dramatic crash in Alabama kills the driver and injures many members of a high school band returning to Texas after performing at Disney World.

Some big U.S. retailers have curbed sales of assault-style weapons after last month's school shooting in Florida. But others are sticking to their guns.

The third powerful nor'easter in two weeks slams the Northeast, bringing blizzard conditions and more than a foot of snow to some communities.

A passenger's dog dies on a flight from Houston to New York after a flight attendant orders the animal be put in the plane's overhead bin.

Richard Meier, who designed the Getty Center in Los Angeles, faces sexual-harassment accusations from several women.

Adrian Peterson's short stint in Arizona is over. Jordy Nelson's long and productive stay in Green Bay has ended, too.

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