10 things you need to know today: February 15, 2023

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1. Nikki Haley launches presidential campaign

Nikki Haley, a former South Carolina governor who served as former President Donald Trump's United Nations ambassador, released a video Tuesday announcing that she is running for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination. She is formally launching her campaign Wednesday. Haley is the first candidate to enter the race against Trump, who was the only Republican to have started a 2024 presidential bid before Haley made it official. Haley's decision gives her a head start on other likely GOP hopefuls, including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former Vice President Mike Pence. But the move has risks. Trump has a habit of harshly criticizing rivals, which could make Haley an early target for her former boss.

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