Things you should know today: 2/27/18

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The Latest: Hearing on Cruz canceled after agreement reached

TERRY RENNA
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivor Maddy Wilford, left, wipes a tear as her father David looks on during a press conference at Broward Health North in Deerfield Beach, Fla., Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

Prosecutors and defense lawyers for Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz have reached an agreement on DNA and other samples he’ll provide. The Broward State Attorney’s office says a court hearing on the matter scheduled for Tuesday was canceled because of the agreement.

Hope Hicks to appear before House panel in Russia probe

Evan Vucci
In this Feb. 9, 2018 photo, White House Communications Director Hope Hicks is shown during a meeting in the Oval Office between President Donald Trump and Shane Bouvet, in Washington. Hicks is scheduled to meet with the House intelligence committee Tuesday for a closed-door interview as part of the panel’s Russia investigation. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Donald Trump’s longtime aide Hope Hicks is scheduled to meet with the House intelligence committee Tuesday for a closed-door interview as part of the panel’s Russia investigation.

Report: Inequality remains 50 years after Kerner Report

In this July 15, 1967, file photo, a National Guard officer passes the smashed window of a black-owned flower shop in riot-torn Newark, N.J., after a night of looting and violence. The small sign in window reads, “Please!! Negro-Owned Business.” Former U.S. Sen. Fred Harris, the last surviving member of the Kerner Commission, says he remains haunted that the panel’s recommendations on U.S. race relations and poverty were never adopted, but he is hopeful they will be one day. He strongly feels that poverty and structural racism still enflame racial tensions even as the United States becomes more diverse. (AP Photo, File)

Barriers to equality are posing threats to democracy in the U.S. as the country remains segregated along racial lines and child poverty worsens, says a study examining the nation 50 years after the release of the landmark 1968 Kerner Report.

Elderly man making sure his dog won’t get wet.

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