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November 14, 2013

10 Things to Know for Friday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:

1. OBAMA CALLS FOR INSURANCE CANCELLATIONS TO BE RESCINDED

The immediate impact on consumers is unclear, though experts warn that reversing course could be difficult — and could cause prices to go up.

2. AID FINALLY REACHING TYPHOON VICTIMS

Massive bottlenecks blocking the distribution of international assistance to the Philippines have begun to clear.

3. WHY YELLEN BELIEVES FED SHOULDN’T RAISE INTEREST RATES

During her confirmation hearing, she says the U.S. economy is still too vulnerable to absorb an increase.

4. ‘WHITEY’ BULGER SENTENCED TO LIFE

“The scope, the callousness, the depravity of your crimes are almost unfathomable,” the judge says.

5. WHAT’S CAUGHT THE ATTENTION OF NUCLEAR WATCHDOGS

Iran has slowed the pace of its uranium enrichment program, a possibly hopeful sign in advance of negotiations over the nation’s nuclear activities.

6. BOYS LIKELIER THAN GIRLS TO BE BORN PREMATURE

It’s not clear why this is, but “it’s a pattern that happens all over the world,” an expert says.

7. WHERE DOGS COME FROM

A large DNA study suggests man’s best friend originated in Europe some 19,000 to 32,000 years ago.

8. DON’T SPEND YOUR THANKSGIVING SAVINGS ALL IN ONE PLACE

The average Turkey Day dinner will cost $49.04, or about 44 cents less this year than it did in 2012.

9. CANADIAN ACTRESS CONVICTED OF STALKING ALEC BALDWIN

Genevieve Sabourin is also found guilty of harassment and sentenced to six months in jail.

10. ANDREW MCCUTCHEN, MIGUEL CABRERA NAMED MVPS

The Pittsburgh center fielder wins by a large margin; the Detroit slugger takes the AL prize for the second straight year.

 

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