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Joaquin El Chapo Guzman

Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted by army soldiers to a waiting helicopter, at a federal hangar in Mexico City, Friday, Jan. 8, 2016. The world's most wanted drug lord was recaptured by Mexican marines Friday, six months after he fled through a tunnel from a maximum secuirty prison in a made-for-Hollywood escape that deeply embarrassed the government and strained ties with the United States. AP

Good morning. Here are some of the stories we're following this morning:

1. Trump Strong in Early States as Clinton, Sanders Battle: Poll

With just four days to go until the Iowa caucuses, Donald Trump has pulled ahead of Ted Cruz with a seven-point lead among likely Iowa GOP caucus-goers, while Hillary Clinton remains just three points in front of Bernie Sanders on the Democratic side, according to a trio of new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls. Read more in POLITICS.

2. FBI Arrests New Oregon Occupation Leader, 2 Others

The FBI arrested three more people who occupied the Oregon federal wildlife refuge. One of the trio arrested Wednesday was 43-year-old Jason S. Patrick, who The Oregonian newspaper reported had assumed the role of leader for the remaining protesters after the original ringleaders were detained on a highway the previous day. Read more in NEWS.

After Deadly Shootout, Ammon Bundy Asks Armed Protesters to Go Home 2:24

3. Widow of Disgraced Illinois Cop Joe Gliniewicz Indicted

The wife of Joe Gliniewicz, the crooked Illinois cop who killed himself last year, was indicted Wednesday on charges of embezzling from a police charity and money laundering. Melodie A. Gliniewicz, 51, could face as long as seven years in prison if she's convicted of the four counts of disbursing charitable funds for personal benefit and two counts of money. Read more in NEWS.

4. 'No Pill for Lead': Flint Mom Fights for Baby's Future

"My youngest daughter is almost two," says Tiana Lankford. "She's been drinking that water her whole life." Read more in NEWS.

Michigan Governor Has No Plan to Remove Flint Pipes 1:08

5. Police Arrest Five Associates Following California Jail Escape

Authorities have arrested five people believed to have links to three dangerous inmates who escaped from a Southern California jail last week, authorities announced Wednesday, as a manhunt continued with no sighting of the fugitives. Read more in NEWS.

6. Ferguson Reaches Tentative Deal With Justice Department

The consent decree requires more training for police officers, policy changes to decrease use of force, and a more robust system for citizens to make complaints against officers. It also requires that the mostly-white police force do more to recruit minorities. Read more in NEWS.

7. Teen Plotted ISIS Attack Using Exploding Kangaroo: Reports

A teenager discussed packing a kangaroo with explosives, painting it with the ISIS symbol and setting it loose on police, according to local media reports citing prosecutors. Sevdet Besim, 19, is accused of plotting a terror attack in Melbourne on Anzac Day — an annual public commemoration of Australia's war dead. Read more in NEWS.

8. New Animation Shows El Chapo's Escape From Prison

Maybe El Chapo should have talked to Disney instead of Sean Penn. A new animated video, released by the Mexican attorney general's office, recreates what Joaquín Guzmán's escape may have looked like. Read more in NEWS.