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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    
1. SUU KYI'S PARTY PROJECTS LANDSLIDE IN HISTORIC MYANMAR VOTE
    
The democracy icon urges supporters not to provoke vanquished rivals who mostly represent the former junta that ruled the Southeast Asian nation for a half-century.
    
2. MIGRANTS BRACING FOR COLD IN CALAIS
    
Residents of France's biggest refugee camp near this English Channel port must combat hunger, filth and illness in a tent village that is transforming into a hard-roofed shantytown for winter.
    
3. BY MIDDAY, 23,000 RUSSIANS HOME FROM EGYPT
    
Their returns come after last week's announcement that Russia was suspending new passenger flights to the Middle Eastern country because of security concerns in the aftermath of the Oct. 31 plane crash.
    
4. WHO LOOKS TO MEND FRAYED TIES
    
Obama and Netanyahu are trying to improve their fractured relationship, starting with Monday's White House meeting, the first time they have talked face to face in more than a year.
    
5. WHAT DICTATED OBAMA KEYSTONE CALL
    
The president's decision to block the oil pipeline exposes an endlessly polarized Washington, and likely hardens its divides.
    
6. PROTESTS ESCALATE OVER UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI RACE, DISCRIMNATION ISSUES
    
Demonstrations get a boost when at least 30 black football players announce they will not participate in team activities until the university system's president is removed.
 

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