published Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

10 things to know for today

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    In this photo taken in September 2013, members of a U.S.- Myanmar expedition, from left, Mark Fisher, Eric Daft, Poe Pin, Andy Tyson, Molly Tyson, Chris Nance pose for photos on the peak of Mount Gamlang, in Myanmar. The team believes Mount Gamlang, known as the country's second highest peak, is higher than previously thought, which, if confirmed, could make it the country's highest mountain.
    Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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

  1. IRAN SUPREME LEADER: SANCTIONS WON'T FORCE CONESSIONS

Ahead of new nuclear talks in Geneva, Khamenei blasts U.S. policies but says Tehran wants friendly relations with Washington.

  1. ALBUQUERQUE VOTERS REJECT LATE-TERM ABORTION BAN

New Mexico's largest city soundly defeats a measure that would have banned ending pregnancies after 20 weeks.

  1. WAVE OF BOMBINGS KILLS AT LEAST 29 IN IRAQ

Shiite parts of Baghdad badly hit by a series of explosions in the latest episode of surging violence.

  1. ZIMMERMAN RELEASED ON BAIL, WITH CONDITIONS

The former neighborhood watch volunteer has to stay away from guns and wear an electronic monitoring device until his arraignment in January.

  1. ONLINE SLURS NOT SO COOL FOR YOUTH

AP poll finds a majority of teens and young adults shun Web insults that target various groups.

  1. MYANMAR'S TALLEST PEAK GETS A REALITY CHECK

A trekking team says the Asian nation's second-highest mountain may in fact be taller.

  1. POLICE PROBE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN STABBED VIRGINIA SENATOR, DEAD SON

Authorities are trying to understand how an altercation between the state lawmaker and his son led to a bloody end.

  1. PHONE COMPANIES TURNED OFF BY 'KILL SWITCH'

Samsung proposes installing a switch that would render stolen or lost phones inoperable. But U.S. carriers say the feature could also allow a hacker to disable someone's phone.

  1. WHAT MACY'S ISN'T THANKFUL FOR

The store's annual Thanksgiving parade is attracting political activists in a rare "float flap."

  1. WHY POWERBALL MILLIONS MAY BE LOST

No one has come forward yet to claim a $16 million jackpot in Florida, which could expire by Thursday.

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