Five things you need to know Friday

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Here are five things you need to know on Friday, January 17.

1. President Obama is expected to give a speech on government surveillance Friday. A senior administration official says the president will call for stripping the NSA's ability to store phone data from millions of Americans.

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2. Gun rights activist Adam Kokesh will be sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to drug and weapons charges.

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3. Virginia alcohol regulators are giving bars and restaurants more freedom to promote happy hour. The changes will allow establishments more latitude to market their drink specials.

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4. Police are looking for a vehicle that struck and killed a student near the University of Maryland campus in College Park early Friday morning.

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5. Happy 50th Birthday, Michelle Obama! The first lady turns 50 on Friday, January 17.

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