Donald Trump now holds a 20-point polling lead over the rest of the GOP presidential field.
- Former Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland is dead. The musician "passed away in his sleep on a tour stop in Bloomington, Minnesota," according to a post from Weiland's Instagram account.
- The unemployment rate held steady at 5 percent last month.
- Senate Republicans blocked a series of gun-control measures pushed to a vote by their Democrat counterparts Thursday.
- German legislators have voted to send planes and equipment—but not German troops—to help fight ISIS in Syria.
- "A Maoist cult leader has been found guilty of sexually assaulting his female followers and imprisoning his own daughter in a London commune for 30 years."
- An appeals court panel will consider today whether Federal Communication Commission rules on net neutrality are legal.
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