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10 for today: Wednesday, Nov. 20

10 for today: Wednesday, Nov. 20

MACY'S PARADE: Models of a new balloons, Sponge Bob Square Pants, left, and Snoopy with Woodstock, the bird atop, are displayed during a preview of new Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade floats and balloons in Moonachie, N.J., Tuesday, Nov. 19. Photo: Associated Press/Mel Evans

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

1. IRAN SUPREME LEADER: SANCTIONS WON’T FORCE CONCESSIONS

Ahead of new nuclear talks in Geneva, Khamenei blasts U.S. policies but says Tehran wants friendly relations with Washington.

2. ALBUQUERQUE VOTERS REJECT LATE-TERM ABORTION BAN

New Mexico’s largest city soundly defeats a measure that would have banned ending pregnancies after 20 weeks.

3. WAVE OF BOMBINGS KILLS 24 IN IRAQ

Shiite parts of Baghdad badly hit by a series of explosions in the latest episode of surging violence.

4. ZIMMERMAN RELEASED ON BAIL, WITH CONDITIONS

The former neighborhood watch volunteer has to stay away from guns and wear an electronic monitoring device until his arraignment in January.

5. ONLINE SLURS NOT SO COOL FOR YOUTH

AP poll finds a majority of teens and young adults shun Web insults that target various groups.

6. MYANMAR’S TALLEST PEAK MAY BE UP FOR DOWNGRADE

A trekking team says the Asian nation’s second-highest mountain may in fact be taller.

7. POLICE PROBE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN STABBED VIRGINIA SENATOR, DEAD SON

Authorities are trying to understand how an altercation between the state lawmaker and his son led to a bloody end.

8. PHONE COMPANIES TURNED OFF BY ‘KILL SWITCH’

Samsung proposes installing a switch that would render stolen or lost phones inoperable. But U.S. carriers say the feature could also allow a hacker to disable someone’s phone.

9. WHAT MACY’S ISN’T THANKFUL FOR

The store’s annual Thanksgiving parade is attracting political activists in a rare “float flap.”

10. WHY POWERBALL MILLIONS MAY BE LOST

No one has come forward yet to claim a $16 million jackpot in Florida, which could expire by Thursday.

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