Good morning! 15+ things to know for Wednesday

President Barack Obama speaks to reporters in the White House briefing room in Washington on Friday, March 1, 2013, following his meeting with congressional leaders regarding the automatic spending cuts. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Barack Obama speaks to reporters in the White House briefing room in Washington on Friday, March 1, 2013, following his meeting with congressional leaders regarding the automatic spending cuts. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

South Korean vehicles turn back their way as they were refused for entry to North Korea's city of Kaesong, at the customs, immigration and quarantine office in Paju, South Korea, near the border village of Panmunjom on Wednesday, April 3, 2013. North Korea on Wednesday barred South Korean workers from entering a jointly run factory park just over the heavily armed border in the North, officials in Seoul said, a day after Pyongyang announced it would restart its long-shuttered plutonium reactor and increase production of nuclear weapons material. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

South Korean vehicles turn back their way as they were refused for entry to North Korea's city of Kaesong, at the customs, immigration and quarantine office in Paju, South Korea, near the border village of Panmunjom on Wednesday, April 3, 2013. North Korea on Wednesday barred South Korean workers from entering a jointly run factory park just over the heavily armed border in the North, officials in Seoul said, a day after Pyongyang announced it would restart its long-shuttered plutonium reactor and increase production of nuclear weapons material. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

1. NORTH KOREA BANS THE SOUTH FROM FACTORY ON THE BORDER: The move to block South Koreans from the Kaesong industrial complex comes amid increasing hostility from Pyongyang.

2. IMMIGRATION BILL ENVISIONS NEW FARMWORKER PROGRAM: Sweeping immigration legislation taking shape in the Senate will aim to overhaul the nation's agriculture worker program to create a steady supply of labor for farmers and growers, who rely more than any other industry on workers who have come to the country illegally.

3. OBAMA PUTS ON PRESSURE FOR GUN CONTROL: The president hopes to press Congress to act by drawing attention to Colorado's newly passed measures in a speech today.

4. WHAT LANDMARK ARMS TREATY HINGES ON: The U.N. pact is intended to keep weapons from falling into the hands of bad guys around the globe.

5. CLINTON AND BIDEN SHARE STAGE: The 2016 Democratic presidential hopefuls spoke about women's rights and stoked speculation for the future.

6. ISRAEL WARNS GAZA MILITANTS: Palestinian militants launched several rockets into southern Israel, while Israeli aircraft struck targets in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday, in the heaviest exchange of fire between the sides since they agreed to an internationally brokered cease-fire in November.

7. HOW WHITE SUPREMACIST WENT UNDERGROUND: Authorities say days before he killed Colorado's corrections chief, Evan Ebel disabled his ankle monitoring bracelet and fled.

8. DECADES AFTER KING'S DEATH, WORKERS HE FOUGHT FOR STRUGGLE: Forty-five years after the civil rights leader was slain supporting a historic Memphis sanitation workers' strike, trash collectors are fighting to hang onto their jobs.

9. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE ROLLING STONES: The AP's David Bauder lists the history factor and Keith Richards as reasons to care about today's announcement that the Stones are returning to the stage.

10. WHY VIDEO OF RUTGERS COACH PUT HIS JOB ON THE LINE: Basketball coach Mike Rice is shown shoving and throwing balls at players and yelling gay slurs at them at practice.

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5 THINGS TO KNOW TODAY IN FLORIDA

1. FLORIDA LAWMAKERS TO TAKE UP $74 BILLION BUDGET: Florida legislators are taking their first votes this year on a new state budget. House and Senate committees are expected to vote Wednesday on rival $74 billion spending plans.

2. MAN PLEADS GUILTY IN FATAL SHOOTING: A Tampa Bay area man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in a 2011 death that resulted from a drunken brawl-turned-knife fight-turned-shooting. Jimmie Hickman entered his guilty plea Tuesday in Pinellas County. The 34-year-old agreed to serve eight years in prison.

3. MANATEE COUPLE WON'T BE CHARGED FOR MARIJUANA: Manatee County prosecutors have declined to press charges against a 64-year-old man who cultivated marijuana plants to treat his wife's illness. Robert Jordan's home was raided by law enforcement in February, after receiving a tip that there were two marijuana plants growing in their back yard. Jordan's wife, 62-year-old Cathy, has used marijuana for years to control the symptoms of Lou Gehrig's disease.

4. FLORIDA SENATE PANEL APPROVES ALTERNATIVE TO MEDICAID: A Florida Senate panel is backing a stripped-down health insurance plan for Florida's poor. The Senate Health Policy Committee approved a measure that attempts to cover Floridians who don't qualify for Medicaid.

5. FLORIDA SENATE PANEL OKS PARASAILING REGULATIONS: A bill to ensure more safety for thrill seekers who soar above Florida's coastlines while dangling from parachutes has cleared its initial hurdle, winning swift approval from a state Senate panel on Tuesday. The legislation would impose greater oversight on the state's approximately 100 commercial parasailing operators.

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