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    A neighborhood in the Devonshire subdivision of Washington, Ill., is left in ruins after a tornado tore through the northern part of the town on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Peoria Journal Star, Ron Johnson)

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    Murals depicting Egyptian activists who died in anti-government protests is seen through barbed wire on a wall in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Egyptian authorities are building a memorial dedicated to protesters killed in the country’s turmoil, in Cairo’s Tahrir Square days before a highly charged second anniversary marks one of the fiercest confrontations between demonstrators and security forces in the area that left scores dead. Partial translation of Arabic reads, "glory to the martyrs, Abassiya, Tamarod." (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

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    Desperate villagers rush to a window of a U.S. Navy Seahawk helicopter as crewmen deliver aid in an emergency drop in San Jose, Philippines, Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. Hundreds of thousands of people were displaced by Typhoon Haiyan, which tore across several islands in the eastern Philippines on Nov. 8. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

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

1. ‘THE WHOLE NEIGHBORHOOD’S GONE’

Michael Perdun of Washington, Ill., is among scores of Midwesterners who lost homes as tornadoes and severe thunderstorms hit the region Sunday, causing fatalities and extensive damage.

2. WHICH STATE IS MANUALLY FILING ‘OBAMACARE’ APPLICATIONS

Oregon is struggling to deal with thousands of paper files because its online exchange is still not working.

3. INVESTIGATORS PROBE RUSSIA PLANE CRASH

All passengers and crew are killed as a Boeing 737 jetliner crashes and bursts into flames while trying to land at the airport in Kazan, about 450 miles east of Moscow.

4. WHY A TAHRIR SQUARE MEMORIAL IS SPARKING PROTESTS

Some say the tribute to Egypt’s fallen demonstrators is an attempt to gloss over the continuing turmoil.

5. TORONTO MAYOR FACING YET ANOTHER SETBACK

City council could vote to strip Rob Ford of his remaining powers.

6. THE PHILIPPINES FACES TRANSPARENCY TEST ON TYPHOON AID

Manila wants to shake off any charges of corruption in its reconstruction plans.

7. WASHINGTON STATE’S LEGAL POT INDUSTRY DRAWS PROSPECTORS

Marijuana industry’s “Green Rush” is luring profit-seekers from diverse backgrounds.

8. GETTYSBURG TEXT: SACRED BUT ELUSIVE

No definitive edition exists of Lincoln’s famous speech that countless children have memorized.

9. BACHELET FAVORITE TO WIN CHILE’S RUNOFF ELECTIONS

The former president will face off her conservative rival in the December poll after a strong showing in Sunday’s vote.

10. HOW JFK’S IDEAS LIVE ON

New website asks people to share how Kennedy and his legacy have inspired them.

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