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Top Stories: Consumer Agency To Be Curbed; Olympic Figure Skating Results

Good morning, here are our early stories:

-- Trump Administration Plans To Defang Consumer Protection Watchdog.

-- Explosion At Substation Plunges Parts Of Puerto Rico Into Darkness Once Again.

-- U.S. Soccer Has A New President, But Many Question If It Represents A New Path.

-- Pressure Mounts On South African President Jacob Zuma To Step Down.

-- With Nagasau And Rippon Wowing Crowd, U.S. Figure Skating Team Wins Bronze.

And here are more early headlines:

Report: Pence Suggests Talks With North Korea Without Preconditions. ( Washington Post)

As McConnell Promised, Senate Takes Up Immigration. ( CNN)

Tillerson In Mideast As Israeli Warplane Downed In Syria. ( New York Times)

New York City Models Strip Down For Chilly Polar Bear Paint. ( AP)

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Korva Coleman is a newscaster for NPR.