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10 Things to Know for Wednesday, Nov. 6: Christie scores decisive victory

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Associated Press
November 6, 2013

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

1. CHRIS CHRISTIE SCORES DECISIVE VICTORY

The ease with which New Jersey's Republican governor wins re-election bodes well for his 2016 presidential chances.

2. TORONTO MAYOR ADMITS SMOKING CRACK

He says he was drunk at the time — and, despite the startling admission, vows  to remain in office.

3. ISRAELI EX-FOREIGN MINISTER CLEARED IN GRAFT TRIAL

The verdict clears the way for powerful hard-liner Avigdor Lieberman to return to his post as the nation's top diplomat.

4. 'KICKSTARTER'-STYLE CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED TO FIND WARLORD

A Canadian adventurer wants to raise money via crowd-funding and take a small band of former soldiers to find Joseph Kony, who's accused of committing atrocities in Africa.

5. VEGAS STRIP ARENA PLANS RELEASED

Construction is scheduled to begin next spring on a 12-plus-story, glass and steel structure with a 20,000-seat arena.

6. MAN PLUNGES TO HIS DEATH FROM SIGHTSEEING HELICOPTER

The pilot's father says the passenger asked to fly higher, then took off his seat belt and opened the door.

7. HISTORY NETWORK REACHES DEAL TO REMAKE 'ROOTS'

The groundbreaking 1977 TV miniseries told the story of generations of a slave family.

8. NYC MARATHON RUNNER, 86, DIES

Joy Johnson of San Jose, Calif., the oldest woman to compete in Sunday's race, stumbled and hit her head on the pavement around the 20th mile.

9. CULINARY WORLD REMEMBERS CHARLIE TROTTER

The renowned chef, who closed his award-winning Chicago restaurant last year to study philosophy, was at the forefront of using organic foods and naturally produced meats.

10. INJURED HUNTER OPTS TO END LIFE SUPPORT

Often it's the family that must make the agonizing choice of discontinuing life support. But an Indiana man is brought out of sedation to decide for himself.



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