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November 10, 2013

10 Things to Know for Monday

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

1. ‘THERE IS NO POWER, NO WATER, NOTHING. PEOPLE ARE DESPERATE’

In Typhoon Haiyan’s wake, Philippine Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin says damage is horrific across the nation’s central islands, where thousands are feared dead, with countless others left homeless.

2. WHAT’S GIVING GOP A BOOST

The ‘Obamacare’ rollout woes have put congressional Republicans back on offense after seeing their approval ratings plunge during the government shutdown debacle.

3. HOW US AND TEHRAN CHARACTERIZE NUCLEAR TALKS

Secretary of State Kerry and Iran President Rouhani emphasize the discussions remain a work in progress, dismissing hints of a stalemate over uranium enrichment curbs.

4. ‘ALL OF A SUDDEN, IT’S LONESOME’

World War II veterans like George Williams, 90, see fewer and fewer of their comrades at reunions, as the march of time takes its toll.

5. WHERE CLIMATE CHANGE ENVOYS WILL FOCUS THEIR ATTENTION   

At the global warming talks in Warsaw, diplomats will pay more heed to China, the world’s top carbon polluter.

6. ‘WOLF OF WALL STREET’ INSISTS HE’S CHANGED

Though he still owes millions in restitution, Jordan Belfort says he no longer resembles the once-notorious stock swindler that Leonardo DiCaprio portrays in an upcoming film.

7. WHY CHINA IS UPROOTING ITS COUNTRY FOLK

Beijing sees urbanization as its next biggest engine for economic growth, with plans to turn 300 million rural residents into urban dwellers by 2030.

8. ‘ATHEIST MEGA-CHURCHES’ SPREAD DISBELIEF

Gatherings of nonbelievers in San Diego, Nashville and other U.S. cities draw hundreds of atheists seeking the camaraderie of a congregation without religion or ritual.

9. OF TOKING AND TWERKING

Singer Miley Cyrus smoked a joint on stage and twerked with a dwarf during the MTV EMAs in Amsterdam.

10. WHO’S LEVELING NEW ACCUSATIONS IN DOLPHINS’ HARASSMENT CASE

Suspended Miami guard Richie Incognito says teammate Jonathan Martin sent a threatening text a week after their relationship became the subject of a harassment case.

 

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