1. PROTESTS WORLDWIDE
Down with the government: In Ukraine, in Thailand, in Venezuela, protesters have taken to the streets calling for change. Their grievances are different. But the focus is the same: dissatisfaction with their government.
Ukraine: At least 25 people were killed yesterday in the bloodiest day since the protests started in November. The protesters are ready to stand and fight again today. The president’s dug in his heels as well. Last night, he issued this ultimatum to the protesters: Renounce the violence – or pay the price. We have an explainer on how we got to this point here.
2. MICHAEL DUNN TRIAL
Jury’s thought process: Days after Michael Dunn was found guilty of three counts of attempted murder and one count of shooting into an occupied vehicle, juror No. 4 is speaking out. And she believes he should have been convicted of first-degree murder. In an exclusive interview with ABC’s “Nightline,” she explains why they were deadlocked on the first-degree murder charge in the death of Jordan Davis, the Florida teen shot by Dunn after an altercation over loud music.
3. WINTER OLYMPICS
Race for gold: If you love hockey, pick up some extra drinks and snacks for today’s men’s quarterfinals. There’s just a lot of skating going on, period. Let’s see, seven-plus hours of hockey and the start of the women’s figure skating competition. And, add to that, Britain’s curling team has to be feeling pretty darn good right now. Trailing by one and going into the last end, the men rallied and advanced to today’s semifinals. That’s not all, we got you covered on the five things to watch today.
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