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    U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy speaks during a reception in her honor at the Japanese Ambassador's residence in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. Kennedy, the new U.S. ambassador to Japan and daughter of slain President John F. Kennedy, leaves for Japan on Thursday to begin her work to strengthen the critical bond between the U.S. and the Asian nation. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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  • Tallest-Skyscraper-Dilemma

    Gray clouds are reflected in the glass facade of 1 World Trade Center Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in New York. According to the nonprofit Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, 1 World Trade Center, once completed, will be the third tallest building in the world, and tallest in the United States, with a height of 1,776 feet. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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  • Art-Auctions

    This undated photo provided by Christie's shows "Three Studies of Lucian Freud," a triptych by Francis Bacon of his friend and artist Lucian Freud. The painting is being offered Tuesday evening, Nov. 12, 2013, at Christie’s postwar and contemporary sale in New York where it is poised to topple the $86 million auction record for the British artist. (AP Photo/Christie’s)

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

1. DOCTORS ADVOCATE FAR WIDER USE OF STATINS

New guidelines on preventing heart attacks and strokes say a third of all U.S. adults should consider taking the cholesterol-lowering drugs.

2. 8 PEOPLE CRUSHED TO DEATH AT RICE WAREHOUSE

Thousands of typhoon survivors storm a government facility and cart away 10,000 sacks as the food shortage in the Philippines worsens.

3. WHAT’S THE NEXT STATE TO ALLOW GAY MARRIAGE

With Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s signature, a bill legalizing same-sex unions is expected to boost tourism in the Aloha State.

4. ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER DEEMED NATION’S TALLEST BUILDING

A panel of experts decides that a 408-foot-tall, rooftop needle should count as part of the structure’s total height.

5. HOW TORONTO LAWMAKERS PLAN TO DEAL WITH MAYOR

“We will shun him, curtail his power as best we can,” says City Councilor Adam Vaughan about Rob Ford, who has refused to resign over his admitted drug use. “He clearly has gone off the deep end, shot himself in outer space.”

6. SEAT BELTS ON BUSES AN IDEA WHOSE TIME STILL HASN’T COME

The government hasn’t yet acted on a recommendation made 45 years ago after a deadly passenger bus crash in California.

7. CAROLINE KENNEDY CARRIES ON FAMILY LEGACY

The daughter of JFK is sworn in as U.S. ambassador to Japan.

8. DOJ REACHES DEAL TO ALLOW CREATION OF WORLD’S BIGGEST AIRLINE

As part of their merger, American Airlines and US Airways agree to make it easier for low-cost carriers to fly into key U.S. airports.

9. WHERE KIDS WILL SPEND MORE TIME IN SCHOOL

Districts in Connecticut, Colorado, Massachusetts and New York have developed expanded schedules and are offering unconventional instruction.

10. PAINTING SETS WORLD RECORD FOR ARTWORK SOLD AT AUCTION

Francis Bacon’s 1969 work “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” sells for more than $142 million in New York, topping the nearly $120 million paid for “The Scream.”

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