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10 for today: Friday, April 18

10 for today: Friday, April 18

BOSTON BOMBINGS:Kevin Brown pauses to look at an exhibit entitled "Dear Boston: Messages from the Marathon Memorial" at the Boston Public Library in Boston, Monday, April 7. Brown, a self-employed carpenter, constructed the cross that is displayed for fallen MIT police officer Sean Collier. Messages of resilience, solidarity, hope and love are embodied at the memorial exhibit commemorating the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. Photo: Associated Press/Elise Amendola

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

1. DEAL BRINGS NO IMMEDIATE CHANGE TO EASTERN UKRAINE

Pro-Russian militiamen who control government buildings in eastern Ukraine are showing no sign of relenting despite a deal between Moscow and Kiev.

2. SEARCH CONTINUES FOR SURVIVORS OF SUNKEN SOUTH KOREAN SHIP

Officials say they’re looking at whether the third mate ordered a turn whose degree was so sharp that it caused the ship to list.

3. TRAGEDY ON THE WORLD’S HIGHEST PEAK

An avalanche on Mount Everest has killed at least 12 local guides, and three more are missing and believed buried in the snow.

4. WHAT’S IN THE NEW OBAMA ADMINISTRATION PRIVACY POLICY

It explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites. It also clarifies that online comments are in the open domain.

5. OBAMA TOUTS HEALTH CARE PROGRESS

New numbers on “Obamacare” enrollment are encouraging to the president, but still to be announced is how many of those were previously uninsured.

6. HOLY WEEK FESTIVITIES CONTINUE

Christians are marking Good Friday with prayers and processions through Jerusalem’s Old City, while Pope Francis joins a torch lit Via Crucis procession later in the day.

7. HOW THE OFFICER KILLED AFTER BOSTON BOMBINGS IS BEING REMEMBERED

Sean Collier will be honored in a ceremony at MIT, and some 25 friends and family will run the marathon to raise money for a scholarship fund named for him.

8. CHINA SAYS ONE-FIFTH OF ITS FARMLAND IS POLLUTED

The admission by Beijing is a stunning indictment of unfettered industrialization under the Communist Party’s authoritarian rule.

9. NEW DETAILS ABOUT DEATH DURING A LONG 911 CALL

Search warrants say the man accused of killing his wife while she was on the phone with a dispatcher had eaten marijuana-infused candy from one of Denver’s pot dispensaries.

10. WHO IS NOT SINGIN’ THE BLUES

St. Louis outlasted the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 in triple overtime to take Game 1 of its NHL playoff series.

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