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Shani Davis of the U.S. competes in the second heat of the men's 500-meter speedskating race at the Adler Arena Skating Center during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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In a Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 photo, San Diego mayoral candidate Kevin Faulconer does a bit of handshaking during a campaign event, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
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FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2014 file photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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First lady Michelle Obama, left, and President Barack Obama welcome French President François Hollande for a State Dinner at the North Portico of the White House on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
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A Georgia transportation sign warns motorists on Interstate 75 about a winter snow storm blowing into the state in what the National Weather Service predicted to be "an event of historical proportions," on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Tulis)
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Jose Salvador Alvarenga holds a microphone intending to speak, after arriving at the airport in San Salvador, El Salvador, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)
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In this photo taken Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, Sweet Bee Removal professional beekeeper, Tyson Kaiser, expands a beehive hosted on the roof of a home in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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FILE - This Jan. 9, 2014 file photo shows a mockup of a Minuteman 3 nuclear missile used for training by missile maintenance crews at F. E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo. (AP Photo/Robert Burns, File)
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Judge Betty Regina Leininger, left, and handler Gabriel Rangel, pose with Sky, a wire fox terrier, after winning best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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FILE - In this April 3, 2013 file photo provided by Jordan, Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan, right, and then fiancee model Yvette Prieto arrive at the Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational opening night dinner in Las Vegas. Jordan’s wife, Yvette, has given birth to the couple’s identical twin daughters on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, Jordan’s spokeswoman Estee Portnoy told The Associated Press. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Invision for Jordan/AP Images, File)

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

1. HISTORY AWAITS SHANI DAVIS IN THE 1,000 METERS

The American speedskater relishes a chance to burnish his Olympic legacy with a record third straight gold medal.

2. REPUBLICAN WINS SAN DIEGO MAYOR SPECIAL ELECTION

A city councilman is elected mayor of America's eighth-largest city in a special election to fill the unexpired term of disgraced former Mayor Bob Filner.

3. DEBT CEILING NO LONGER BINDS THE GOP

Republican disunity means the party can no longer take a hard line on the issue and force Obama to negotiate.

4. WHERE HOLLANDE SAT AT WHITE HOUSE STATE DINNER

President, Michelle Obama find just the right seat for the French president traveling solo after breaking up with the first lady – between them.

5. WHY AN ICE STORM CAUSES SO MUCH DAMAGE IN THE SOUTH

The region has many trees hanging over utility lines. Ice buildup causes limbs to snap, knocking out power.

6. CASTAWAY SAILOR BACK HOME IN EL SALVADOR

Two weeks after washing ashore in Marshall Islands, Jose Salvador Alvarenga meets with crush of journalists but can't find the words to speak.

7. LA CITY COUNCIL MAY VOTE TO ALLOW URBAN BEEKEEPING

Proponents say warm climate, diverse flora make City of Angels the perfect place to rejuvenate bee populations.

8. AIR FORCE CONSIDERING OLD PROPOSALS TO FIX MISSILE SECURITY LAPSES

But the new effort may work because it's more far-reaching, on a tight timetable and has Defense Secretary Hagel's backing.

9. WIRE FOX TERRIER WINS WESTMINSTER SHOW A RECORD 14TH TIME

Sky, a 5-year-old, beats a standard poodle named Ally to win the 138th show. A bloodhound named Nathan was the crowd's favorite.

10. WHAT MICHAEL JORDAN IS CELEBRATING BESIDES HIS TEAM'S IMPROVED PLAY

His wife, Yvette, has given birth to identical twin daughters. Victoria and Ysabel were born Sunday in Florida.

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