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    George Strait poses backstage with the award for entertainer of the year at the 47th annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

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    This image provided by the U.S. Naval Research Lab shows Typhoon Haiyan taken by the NEXSAT satellite Thursday Nov. 7, 2013 at 2:30 a.m. EDT. Gorvernment forecasters said Thursday that Typhoon Haiyan was packing sustained winds of 215 kilometers (134 miles) per hour and ferocious gusts of 250 kph (155 mph) and could pick up strength over the Pacific Ocean before it slams into the eastern Philippine province of Eastern Samar on Friday. (AP Photo/US Naval Research Lab)

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    FILE - This Oct. 8, 2013 file photo shows ABC News anchor Elizabeth Vargas at the New York Film Festival premiere of "All Is Lost" in New York. Vargas and the network on Wednesday confirmed a New York Daily News story about her treatment for alcohol dependency. Vargas, who is 51 and married to singer-songwriter Marc Cohn, is anchor of the newsmagazine “20/20” and last appeared on the network in October. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

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1. GEORGE STRAIT WINS COUNTRY MUSIC’S HIGHEST HONOR

The singer is named CMA entertainer of the year, while Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift take other top awards.

2. TESTS BACK CLAIM THAT ARAFAT WAS POISONED

Swiss scientists say they’ve found evidence that the Palestinian leader was killed with a radioactive substance.

3. HOW CHILD SEATS FARED IN CRASH TESTS

More than half of boosters that went on sale this year earn a top rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

4. THOUSANDS EVACUATED AHEAD OF TYPHOON

Philippine villagers are forced to leave an area devastated by a recent earthquake as a powerful storm approaches.

5. MUSHARRAF FREED FROM HOUSE ARREST

Prison officials are withdrawn from the former Pakistani president’s home, where he had been held since April.

6. WHY ARIZONA MAN KILLED HIS GRANDMOTHER

Jason Eric Howell told police he was upset with her strict curfew rules and how much she charged him for rent, so he beat her with a shovel and slit her throat.

7. WHERE A NEW DINOSAUR SPECIES WAS FOUND

Paleontologists unveil a new species — the equivalent of T. rex’s great-uncle — discovered four years ago in Utah.

8. NEWSWOMAN SEEKS HELP FOR ALCOHOL DEPENDENCY

ABC says veteran anchor and reporter Elizabeth Vargas is in a treatment facility.

9. BIDEN DIALS THE WRONG NUMBER

The VP picks up the phone to congratulate Boston’s new mayor, but gets a different Marty Walsh.

10. DOLPHINS COACH TAKING HEAT

Hazing allegations raise questions about whether Joe Philbin and his staff were negligent in failing to stop the behavior.

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