Today in One Paragraph
Ahead of the South Carolina Republican primary, Governor Nikki Haley will endorse Florida Senator Marco Rubio for president. Apple’s CEO Tim Cook said the company will fight an order to unlock an iPhone that belonged to one of the San Bernardino attackers. Secretary of State John Kerry is initiating a “serious conversation” with China over the militarization of the South China Sea. Several UN aid convoys have arrived in some of the most devastated regions of Syria, and the pope is attending mass on the border between Mexico and the U.S.
Haley Backs Rubio. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley will announce her endorsement of Marco Rubio tonight, with just three days left until the state’s GOP primary. The endorsement is seen to be crucial for the success of an establishment candidate in the Palmetto State. (Schuyler Kropf, The Post and Courier)
Pope Visits U.S.-Mexico Border. Pope Francis is celebrating evening mass in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico—just 300 feet from the border—and his presence is expected to stoke the already heated national discussion on immigration. (Manny Fernandez, The New York Times )
First Step. United Nations humanitarian aid convoys carrying food supplies and medical equipment arrived in several war-torn regions of Syria which UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon deemed "an incredibly important first step" toward a cessation of hostilities in the country. (Al-Jazeera)