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10 things to know for Friday, Nov. 15

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    This undated photo provided by Sony shows the Sony Playstation 4. The latest Playstation 4 and its on-screen user interface has been streamlined, with a horizontal bar of large icons for games and apps. (AP Photo/Sony)

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    FILE - United States' Michael Phelps poses with his gold medal for the men's 4x200-meter freestyle relay swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, in this July 31, 2012 file photo. Michael Phelps has rejoined the U.S. drug testing program, the strongest signal yet that he's planning a comeback for the Rio Olympics. Phelps told The Associated Press on Thursday Nov. 14, 2013 that "nothing is set in stone" though clearly he has enjoyed getting back into shape _ he's down about 15 pounds _ and working out with his former team at the North Baltimore Aquatic Club. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

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  • Gettysburg-Address-Apology

    This undated photo provided by The Patriot-News shows a copy of The Harrisburg Patriot & Union's Nov. 24, 1863, edition. The Patriot-News, of Harrisburg, Pa., retracted a dismissive editorial that was penned by its Civil War-era predecessor on President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/PennLive.com)

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1. HOUSE GETS ITS SAY ON HEALTH CARE CANCELLATIONS

Republicans are pushing ahead with their plan to permit companies to continue to sell the plans to new customers as well as existing ones.

2. ‘IN A SITUATION LIKE THIS, NOTHING IS FAST ENOUGH’

Philippines Interior Secretary Mar Roxas defends his government’s efforts to deliver assistance to victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

3. WHY YELLEN BELIEVES FED SHOULDN’T RAISE INTEREST RATES

During her confirmation hearing, she says the U.S. economy is still too vulnerable to absorb an increase.

4. PA. NEWSPAPER APOLOGIZES FOR DISSING GETTYSBURG ADDRESS

The Patriot-News of Harrisburg says it was wrong in November 1863 when it described President Abraham Lincoln’s speech as “silly remarks.”

5. WHAT’S CAUGHT THE ATTENTION OF NUCLEAR WATCHDOGS

Iran has slowed the pace of its uranium enrichment program, a possibly hopeful sign in advance of negotiations over the nation’s nuclear activities.

6. CHRIS BROWN OUT OF REHAB

The singer entered an LA facility voluntarily after being arrested last month and will continue outpatient treatment for anger issues, his representative says.

7. WHERE DOGS COME FROM

A large DNA study suggests man’s best friend originated in Europe some 19,000 to 32,000 years ago.

8. DON’T SPEND YOUR THANKSGIVING SAVINGS ALL IN ONE PLACE

The average Turkey Day dinner will cost $49.04, about 44 cents less this year than it did in 2012.

9. GAME CONSOLES VIE FOR SPOTS ON MOST-WANTED LISTS

New PlayStation and Xbox models are being released into a much changed digital entertainment landscape.

10. WHO MIGHT GET BACK INTO THE POOL

Swimmer Michael Phelps rejoins the U.S. drug testing program, a sign that the most decorated athlete in Olympic history might be headed for Rio.

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