Today's News: Jan. 8, 2017

—Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, an influential figure in Iranian politics who served as president from 1989 to 1997, has died. He was 82.

—Officials continue to investigate the deadly shooting at an airport in Florida that left five travelers dead and six others wounded Friday. Esteban Santiago, a 26-year-old Iraq war veteran, was charged Saturday with three felony crimes and could face the death penalty if convicted.

—We’re live-blogging the news stories of the day below. All updates are in Eastern Standard Time (GMT -5).

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