10 things to know for Wednesday, Nov. 7

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

1. OBAMA WINS RE-ELECTION DESPITE WEAK ECONOMY
  The president shatters Mitt Romney’s quest to lead the nation and promises better days ahead. ELECTION RDP

2. WHO THE VOTERS WERE
Younger Americans and minorities flooded polls reflecting a new reality for Republicans who must broaden their reach if they want to move forward. WHO VOTED-EXIT POLLS

3. DEMOCRATS EXTEND HOLD ON SENATE, GOP KEEPS HOUSE
Divided Congress will continue to challenge the president on his key legislation plans. CONGRESS RDP

4. HOW VOTERS MADE HISTORY ON TWO ISSUES
Maine and Maryland become the first states to legalize gay marriage by popular vote while Washington state and Colorado allow recreational use of marijuana. BALLOT MEASURES

5. SANDY-BATTERED NYC, NJ PREPARE FOR NEW STORM
A nor’easter is expected to bring wind gusts, surge to the region that hasn’t fully recovered yet. SUPERSTORM SANDY

6. WHAT HU JINTAO’S LEGACY WILL BE
China’s Communist Party leader ends a decade in office with the country richer, more powerful and more unequal. CHINA-HU’S LEGACY

7. BRITAIN URGES OBAMA TO JOIN IN TALKS WITH SYRIA’S ARMED REBELS
UK prime minister says those contacts can be an opportunity to shape the divided opposition. SYRIA DIPLOMACY

8. CRIMINAL CASE BEGINS AGAINST PENN STATE’S EX-PRESIDENT
Spanier heads to court to face charges of lying during the Sandusky case and trying to derail the investigation. PENN STATE-ABUSE

9. CRUCIAL AUSTERITY VOTE AWAITS GREECE’S COALITION GOVERNMENT
Athens could lose its European bailout funds if the $17.3 billion package isn’t passed, leading most likely to an exit from the eurozone. GREECE-FINANCIAL CRISIS

10. TWITTER’S RECURRING QUESTION ON ELECTION NIGHT
TV viewers wondered what was wrong with Diane Sawyer who deviated from her usual straight-news style. TV-DIANE SAWYER

 



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