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10 Things to Know for Thursday

Your daily look at late-breaking news and the stories that will be talked about Thursday

Posted: November 14, 2013 6:00 a.m.
Updated: November 14, 2013 6:00 a.m.
 

1. HEALTH CARE SIGNUPS FALL WOEFULLY SHORT

Fewer than 27,000 people enrolled for health insurance during the "Obamacare" website's first month of operation, the administration reveals.

2. 20-FOOT WALL OF WATER SURPRISED FILIPINOS

While the Philippines are often beset by high winds, floods and mudslides, the massive storm surge that followed Typhoon Haiyan was unusual.

3. U.S. FINANCES LOOKING ROSIER

Reflecting lower spending and higher revenues, the federal deficit shrank 24 percent last month, the Treasury Department says.

4. IN OBESITY FIGHT, DOCTORS URGED TO GET TOUGH

The U.S. medical profession is telling physicians to be a lot more aggressive about helping patients drop those extra pounds.

5. WHAT HEALTH OFFICIALS FEAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST

An outbreak of polio in Syria is threatening to spread as tens of thousands flee the conflict.

6. TORONTO MAYOR STILL REFUSING TO STEP DOWN

He admits buying illegal drugs while in office, but insists that he remains "a positive role model for kids."

7. WHY A CONDEMNED CHILD KILLER'S EXECUTION WAS DELAYED

Ohio Gov. John Kasich is weighing Ronald Phillips' request to be an organ donor.

8. MEET THE PARENTS, FROM 3.5 BILLION YEARS AGO

What may be the oldest complete fossil is found in Australia. Researchers say the slimy mat of microbes is likely a forerunner of human life.

9. WHO'S ELIGIBLE FOR A BRITISH PENSION

At 65, Prince Charles is still waiting to succeed his mother to the throne. But the longest-waiting heir in the kingdom's history is now eligible for government benefits.

10. TEACHING YOUR DOG TO SIT, STAY — AND SORT LAUNDRY

Veteran dog trainer to the stars Babette Haggerty shows you how in her book, "The Best Dog Tricks on the Planet."

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