It's Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. Let's start here.
1. Border security negotiations stumble
Sources tell ABC News that talks to keep the federal government open past Friday night may have hit a snag.
ABC News' Tara Palmeri tells us that Democrats want lower limits on the number of detention beds offered by Republicans to house undocumented immigrants arrested by ICE.
2. Fairfax wants FBI investigation
Justin Fairfax, the lieutenant governor of Virginia, has asked the FBI to investigate two recently surfaced claims of sexual assault against him.
Meredith Watson said Fairfax raped her when the two were students at Duke University, and Vanessa Tyson said Fairfax forced her to perform oral sex in his hotel room at the Democratic National Convention in Boston in 2004.
In a statement issued Saturday, Fairfax said he won't resign and denied both allegations.
"I am asking that no one rush to judgment and I am asking for there to be space in this moment for due process," Fairfax said in the statement. "Consequently, I call on all appropriate and impartial investigatory authorities, including the FBI, to investigate fully and thoroughly the allegations against me by Ms. Watson and Dr. Tyson."
ABC News' Zachary Kiesch said Virginia governor Ralph Northam also is standing pat amid calls for his resignation over a racist photo on his medical school yearbook page and his admission that he wore blackface once at a dance competition.
3. Klobuchar announces presidential run
Yesterday, Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota announced that she's running for president in 2020, joining a crowded field of Democrats looking to unseat President Donald Trump.
FiveThirtyEight Editor-in-Chief Nate Silver tells us that she could go far if she captures Iowa.
4. AMI attorney: Bezos e-mails 'not extortion'
The attorney for the CEO of American Media Inc. defended the company's actions in an exclusive interview days after Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos accused the parent company of the National Enquirer of attempting to extort and blackmail him with compromising photographs.
"It absolutely is not extortion and not blackmail," Elkan Abramowitz said on "This Week" Sunday.
Bezos claims the National Enquirer ran a story about his alleged affair with Lauren Sanchez to curry favor with the White House and Trump because of the Washington Post's aggressive coverage of the administration and of Saudi Arabia.
ABC News Legal Analyst Kate Shaw examines both sides' legal approach.
'Music helps us hear ourselves, our dignities and sorrows, our hopes and joys, it allows us to hear one another, to invite each other in': Grammy Awards happen.
'Undoubtedly the roads will be safer now': Prince Philip, 97, gives up his driver's license.
'They doubled down on one-time incentives teachers do not want': Teachers in Denver prepare for the district's first strike in 25 years.
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Man found dead, believed to have committed suicide with antifreeze: Part 1: Investigators initially believed Stacey Castor's husband David Castor killed himself by ingesting antifreeze.
Woman charged with husband's murder, attempting to kill daughter: Part 2: Stacey Castor eventually was found guilty of all charges, and she died in prison in 2016 of natural causes.
On this day in history:
Feb. 11, 1990 -- Nelson Mandela is released after 27 years in prison.
The must-see photo:
Lindsey Vonn of the United States celebrates with the US Ski members after the flowers ceremony of the women downhill race at the 2019 FIS Alpine Skiing World Championships in Are, Sweden. (photo credit: Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)
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A Florida woman woke up to the sight of a bobcat in hot pursuit of a squirrel.
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