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10 things to know for Wednesday, Nov. 26

By The Associated Press

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

1. SECURITY REINFORCEMENTS CONTAIN CHAOS IN FERGUSON

The deployment of hundreds of additional National Guardsmen prevented a second night of riots in the Missouri town.

2. PROSECUTOR FACING BLAME OVER FERGUSON CASE

St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch is being criticized for impartiality, discounting witness testimony and taking a defensive posture in the case that gained global attention.

3. WHAT SOME THANKSGIVING TRAVELERS WILL FACE

A nor’easter is complicating an already stressful travel day ahead of the holiday in the nation’s busy northeast corridor between Boston and Washington.

4. HONG KONG POLICE ARREST KEY PROTEST LEADERS

The future of the pro-democracy movement in the financial hub is uncertain as the government continues to dismantle demonstration sites and detain organizers.

5. HILLARY CLINTON SHOWS LITTLE OF WHAT SHE AND OBAMA AGREE ON

Aside from supporting his immigration reforms, the Democrats’ favored presidential hopeful has been mum on many policy issues the president has been vocal about.

6. IRAN’S JEWS APPLAUD ACCEPTING PRESIDENT

After years of facing discrimination, the country’s Jewish population finds Rouhani’s openness to them heartwarming.

7. NEW YORK’S URBAN JUNGLE OFFERS ONE MORE UNUSUAL PARK

The city’s High Line draws tourists from all over the world. Developers are now looking at the Lowline –a project that would occupy a 116-year-old abandoned trolley terminal below the Lower East Side.

8. HOW TO SAVE SOME CASH WHILE HOLIDAY SHOPPING

Many apps like Retale and RedLaser will help you find the cheapest prices and clip some digital coupons this season.

9. WHO IS PLAYING OPEC’S GUESSING GAME

Trying to divine what the cartel’s members are up to in the run-up to their Vienna meeting is a high stakes puzzle for analysts and armchair geo-politicians.

10. PRICE TAG KEY TO U.S. BIDS TO HOST 2024 GAMES

Four American cities would like to host the Olympics in 10 years–Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington. The main thing the IOC is looking for is a budget that’s not too extravagant.

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