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10 for today: Wednesday, Nov. 13

10 for today: Wednesday, Nov. 13

STANDING TALL: The beacon and spire of One World Trade Center are lit up, as seen from The Heights neighborhood of Jersey City, N.J., Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, who tested the lights on Friday, said the beacon is packed with nearly 300 modules and their glow can be seen for up to 50 miles. The beacon and spire together stand 408 feet tall and bring the building, formerly called the Freedom Tower, to its symbolic height of 1,776 feet. The Durst Organization operates the spire, which will serve broadcasters. Photo: Associated Press/Julio Cortez

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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