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November 27, 2012

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

1. EGYPT'S PRESIDENT DEFENDS HIS SEIZURE OF NEW POWERS

Anger over Morsi's stand mounts as his opponents take to the streets of Cairo, with clashes breaking out hours before a planned massive rally.

2. BANGLADESH MOURNS THOSE LOST IN FACTORY FIRE

A national day of mourning is declared for the 112 who died in the weekend blaze, the deadliest of many recent fires at garment factories in the country.

3. OBAMA MAKES HIS CASE FOR AVOIDING THE 'FISCAL CLIFF'

The president will meet with small business owners at the White House today and with middle-class families tomorrow.

4. HOW NEW LEVEES PRESENT A PROBLEM FOR NEW ORLEANS

The Army Corps of Engineers spent $12 billion building protective barriers, but city officials aren't sure where they will get $38 million a year for their upkeep.

5. WHAT U.N. CLIMATE TALKS SAY CONTRIBUTES TO GLOBAL WARMING

A U.N. report says a thawing in the permafrost that covers almost a quarter of the northern hemisphere is one of the latest concerns among scientists.

6. POWERBALL JACKPOT SWELLS TO RECORD $425 MILLION

But consider: The odds of your being struck by lightning are 1 in 5,000. The odds of winning Wednesday's jackpot? One in 175 million.

7. WHOSE STAR IS RISING FOR SECRETARY OF STATE

As congressional opposition softens, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice is the clear front-runner to succeed Hillary Clinton.

8. A SEARCH FOR CLUES IN ARAFAT'S REMAINS

The late Palestinian leader's body is exhumed and then quickly reburied as forensic experts look for more information about his death.

9. WHY AN ACTOR IS TURNING AGAINST HIS OWN HIT TV SHOW

Citing the Bible, Angus T. Jones, youthful star on the comedy "Two and a Half Men," says the show is "filth" and no one should watch it.

10. FEDERAL MEDIATORS TO JOIN NHL LOCKOUT TALKS

Hockey players and management have not negotiated since last Wednesday, and more than a third of the regular season has already been canceled.

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  • Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage case

    A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions.

    U.S. Circuit Judge Jerome Holmes is seen as the swing vote on the three-judge panel that heard the Oklahoma appeal and a similar case from Utah last week.

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    The American legal system offers few moments as dramatic as an eyewitness to a crime pointing his finger across a crowded courtroom at a defendant.

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    The man accused of carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker near the Boston Marathon finish line on the anniversary of the bombings was arraigned Wednesday. He's being held on $100,000 bail.

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  • Consumer spending on health care jumps as Affordable Care Act takes hold

    Nancy Beigel has known since September that she would need hernia surgery. She couldn't afford it on her $11,000 yearly income until she became eligible for Medicaid in January through President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

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  • Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

    Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.

    The find, announced Thursday, excited planet hunters who have been scouring the Milky Way galaxy for years for potentially habitable places outside our solar system.

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  • Defend 'Obamacare' unabashedly, some Democrats say

    With enrollments higher than expected, and costs lower, some Democrats say it's time to stop hiding from the president's health care overhaul, even in this year's toughest Senate elections.

    Republicans practically dare Democrats to embrace "Obamacare," the GOP's favorite target in most congressional campaigns. Yet pro-Democratic activists in Alaska are doing just that, and a number of strategists elsewhere hope it will spread.

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  • Oklahoma gay-marriage case before US appeals court

    Lawyers for two Oklahoma women and the county clerk who would not give them a marriage license go before a federal appeals court with a familiar question for the judges: Did the state's voters single out gay people for unfair treatment when they defined marriage as a union between one man and one woman?

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