Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. 115TH CONGRESS SET TO BE SWORN IN
Republicans who now control the House and Senate are poised to aggressively dismantle eight years of Obama's Democratic policies.
2. TURKISH MEDIA RUN 'SELFIE' VIDEO OF ALLEGED GUNMAN
The suspected assailant is seen filming himself with a cellphone at Istanbul's Taksim square, but it isn't immediately clear if it was taken before or after the New Year's massacre at the Reina nightclub.
3. GOLF CLUB SHOWS PITFALLS OF TRUMP PRESIDENCY
The course in Dubai will open next month, but concerns about security, financial agreements and other matters have yet to be answered by the incoming U.S. president, the AP finds.
4. WHY TRUMP'S TWEET MAY NOT ADD UP
The president-elect vows that North Korea's push to develop a nuclear weapon capable of reaching parts of the U.S. "won't happen," but it may already have.
5. SOUTH BRACING FOR MORE SEVERE STORMS, RAIN
A line of severe thunderstorms spawn several possible tornadoes, and the threat continues for southern Alabama, southwest Georgia and the Florida Panhandle.
6. DYLANN ROOF TO REPRESENT SELF FOR SENTENCING
The same jury that found him guilty in the slayings of nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church will return to court Wednesday to begin contemplating his punishment... MORE
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