The Daily Item
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. HOUSE SET TO VOTE ON OBAMACARE LIMITS
Emboldened by Obama’s delay of a key requirement of his signature policy, votes are set today to delay the law’s individual and employer mandates.
2. SENATE PACT AVERTS FILIBUSTER FIGHT
Republicans agreed to simple-majority votes on seven Obama nominees and opted against permanently changing the rules.
3. CUBA SAID WEAPONS ON KOREAN SHIP OBSOLETE
The military equipment found buried under sacks of sugar in a ship seized in Panama was in need of repair, Cuba says.
4. 21 CHILDREN DIE AFTER EATING SCHOOL LUNCH
The children, aged 8 to 11, fell ill after eating the free meals at a primary school in eastern India.
5. ZIMMERMAN JURORS SPEAK OUT
Four jurors said Juror B37, who said in an interview that Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin both played a role in the teen’s shooting, doesn’t speak for them.
6. WHO DEMOCRATS LOOK TO FOR HELP ON IMMIGRATION
Republican Rep. Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney’s running mate last year, has said a sweeping overhaul is necessary to both economic and national security.
7. ANOTHER CHENEY SEEKS OFFICE
Liz Cheney, the former VP’s daughter, says she wants to challenge Wyoming U.S. Mike Enzi in a GOP primary to bring a “new generation” to Washington.
8. DRUG, ALCOHOL OVERDOSE KILLS ‘GLEE’ STAR
An autopsy found Cory Monteith had heroin and alcohol in his system; police said he likely took the drugs alone in his Vancouver hotel room.
9. NEAR-DEADLY END TO SPACEWALK
Investigators don’t know why an Italian astronaut had water leak into his helmet, making him unable to speak or hear.
10. ALL-STARS SHINE AGAIN
Mariano Rivera pitched a perfect eighth inning as the AL beat the NL 3-0 at New York’s CitiField.