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  • FILE - Abu Mohammed al-Golani, the leader of Fatah al-Sham Front, center, is seen in this picture posted by the group, discussing battlefield details with field commanders over a map. Syria’s rebel groups and insurgents trying to oust President Bashar Assad have turned their guns on each other in some of the worst infighting yet, with al-Qaida-linked fighters battling other factions in a split between supporters and opponents of the Russian-led push for a new peace process for the country. (Militant UGC via AP, File )

    FILE - Abu Mohammed al-Golani, the leader of Fatah al-Sham Front, center, is seen in this picture posted by the group, discussing battlefield details with field commanders over a map. Syria’s rebel groups and insurgents trying to oust President Bashar Assad have turned their guns on each other in some of the worst infighting yet, with al-Qaida-linked fighters battling other factions in a split between supporters and opponents of the Russian-led push for a new peace process for the country. (Militant UGC via AP, File )
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  • This image from a dashcam video provided by the Lisle Police Department in Lisle, Ill., shows a meteor as it streaked over Lake Michigan early Monday morning, Feb. 6, 2017. The meteor lit up the sky across several states in the Midwest. (Lisle (Ill.) Police Department via AP)

    This image from a dashcam video provided by the Lisle Police Department in Lisle, Ill., shows a meteor as it streaked over Lake Michigan early Monday morning, Feb. 6, 2017. The meteor lit up the sky across several states in the Midwest. (Lisle (Ill.) Police Department via AP)
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  • Casey Affleck, left, kisses Octavia Spencer at the 89th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP)

    Casey Affleck, left, kisses Octavia Spencer at the 89th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP)
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:

1. JUSTICE DEPARTMENT FILES DEFENSE OF TRAVEL BAN

The fierce battle over Trump's travel and refugee ban edges up the judicial escalator, headed for a possible final face-off at the Supreme Court.

2. WHO'S SAYING THEY CAN'T ABIDE TRUMP'S BAN

Silicon Valley's biggest companies are taking a strong stand against the travel ban, saying high tech needs immigrants' creativity and energy to stay competitive.

3. ISRAELI GOVERNMENT TAKES ANOTHER PRO-SETTLER STEP

Israel's parliament passes a contentious law meant to retroactively legalize thousands of West Bank settlement homes built unlawfully on private Palestinian land.

4. PATRIOTS' QB BREATHING RARIFIED AIR

With a record five Super Bowl rings, Tom Brady has established himself as the measuring stick for quarterbacks, NFL players and, just maybe, for all team-sport athletes.

5. SYRIAN REBELS TURNING GUNS ON ONE ANOTHER

The clashes represent some of the worst infighting yet between the ragtag rebel groups and insurgents trying to oust Assad.

6. HOW BUS TOUR DEPARTS FROM BEATEN PATH

Instead of taking folks to historic plazas and churches, the new Corruptour shines a spotlight on the murky world of graft in Mexico.

7. COUNTERMEASURES FOR ONLINE FALSEHOODS

From less-than-useful browser add-ons to legislative bills calling for news literacy education, grassroots efforts are underway to fight "fake news."

8. DASHCAM VIDEO CAPTURES FIREBALL

A meteor over Lake Michigan lights up the early morning sky across several states in the Midwest.

9. WHAT'S LIKELY TO ROIL THE OSCARS

For those wondering if the Academy Awards will get political this year, the film academy's president all but confirms it at the annual Oscar nominees' luncheon.

10. IN COLLEGE HOOPS, A WAR OF ATTRITION

Gonzaga stays put at No. 1 in the AP men's basketball poll following a week in which all but four of the top 10 teams lost at least one game.

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