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10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Posted March 14

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

1. WHITE HOUSE RELEASES TRUMP 2005 TAX INFORMATION

The White House says President Donald Trump made more than $150 million in income in 2005 and paid $38 million in income taxes that year, releasing the information as MSNBC host Rachel Maddow says she has obtained part of Trump's 2005 tax forms.

2. UNDAUNTED GOP LEADERS PUSH FORWARD ON HEALTH CARE BILL

With leaders hoping to move the measure through the House next week so the Senate can debate it, changes in the bill seem all but certain.

3. WHAT TO WATCH FOR FROM THE FEDERAL RESERVE

The Fed is all but certain to raise interest rates but what it says about the health of the economy will be parsed for clues to its thinking about the pace of future rate hikes.

4. DUTCH VOTE IN PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION SEEN AS BELLWEATHER FOR POPULISM WAVE

Far-right lawmaker Geert Wilders, who is regularly compared to President Donald Trump, is running just behind right-wing Prime Minister Mark Rutte in polls.

5. LATE SEASON SNOW STORM PARALYZES NORTHEASTERN US

Snow totals fall short of predictions in New York, Boston and Philadelphia.

6. WHY THE OAS CHIEF RECOMMENDS VENEZUELA'S SUSPENSION FROM BLOC

Luis Almagro says President Nicolas Maduro's government has systematically undermined democratic principles, including disavowing a landslide loss to the opposition in legislative elections.

7. WHAT GORSUCH'S JUDICIAL RECORD SAYS ABOUT HIS ENVIRONMENTAL POSITIONS

The U.S. Supreme Court nominee can't be painted as someone who always finds in favor of businesses, according to an AP review of his rulings.

8. WHAT THE TOP US MARINE TOLD ANGRY AND SKEPTICAL SENATORS

Gen. Robert Neller, the Marine Corps commandant, vows to fix the problem that led to current and former Corps members sharing nude photos of female Marines online.

9. WHERE 250 SKULLS WERE FOUND IN A CLANDESTINE GRAVE

Mexican authorities say the human remains were in what appears to be a drug cartel mass burial ground on the outskirts of the city of Veracruz.

10. WHY LAS VEGAS CASINOS CAN'T AGREE ON NCAA FAVORITE

Westgate's sports book director Jay Kornegay says "a lot of people believe there are eight to 12 teams that can take home the title."

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