Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. NRA, GIFFORDS HUSBAND TO DEBATE GUNS
A Senate committee is holding Congress' first hearing on gun control since the Newtown shootings.
2. DREAMLINER BATTERIES HAD TROUBLE BEFORE
The NTSB asked Boeing Co. for a history of the lithium-ion batteries after a Japan airline said it replaced them multiple times.
3. WHAT CAUSED THE BRAZIL NIGHTCLUB FIRE
Flammable foam on the ceiling, just one exit and no sprinkler systems helped fuel the blaze that killed over 230 people.
4. JUDGE OKS RECORD $4B PENALTY FOR GULF SPILL
Oil giant BP PLC has pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges for the deaths of 11 rig workers.
5. ANOTHER KOREAN ROCKET LAUNCH
South Korea said it successfully put a satellite in space weeks after archrival North Korea surprised the world with its own launch.
6. 'SYRIA IS BEING DESTROYED BIT BY BIT'
International envoy Lakhdar Brahimi called for international help with a compromise as the U.N. chief asked for up to $1.5 billion in refugee aid. Continued...