Things you should know today: 3/5/18

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‘Shape of Water’ triumphs at an Oscars awash in change

Chris Pizzello
Guillermo del Toro and the cast and crew of “The Shape of Water” accept the award for best picture at the Oscars on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Guillermo del Toro’s lavish, full-hearted monster romance “The Shape of Water” swam away with best picture at an Oscar ceremony flooded by a sense of a change for a movie business confronting the post-Harvey Weinstein era. The ceremony, held Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, exorcised some demons — like last year’s envelope fiasco — and wrestled with other, deeper problems in Hollywood, like gender equality and diversity.

High-level Seoul officials to head to North Korea for talks

Yoon Young-chan, South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s press secretary, speaks during a press briefing at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, March 4, 2018. South Korea’s presidential office says a 10-member government delegation is to visit North Korea this week for talks on how to promote peace on the Korean Peninsula. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

South Korea’s president will send a delegation led by his national security director to North Korea this week for talks on how to ease nuclear tensions and help arrange the restart of dialogue between Pyongyang and Washington, officials said Sunday.

Roger Bannister, who broke the 4-minute mile, dies at 88

FILE – In this May 6, 1954, file photo, British athlete Roger Bannister breaks the tape to become the first man ever to break the four minute barrier in the mile at Iffly Field in Oxford, England. Bannister, the first runner to break the 4-minute barrier in the mile, has died. He was 88. Bannister’s family said in a statement that he died peacefully on Saturday, March 3, 2018, in Oxford “surrounded by his family who were as loved by him, as he was loved by them.” (AP Photo/File)

Roger Bannister, who as a lanky medical student at Oxford in 1954 electrified the sports world and lifted postwar England’s spirits when he became the first athlete to run a mile in under 4 minutes, has died at 88.

Mary Poppins Returns Official Teaser Trailer

This Christmas, a new story begins. Here’s your first look at Mary Poppins Returns.

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