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10 for today: Thursday, Nov. 7

10 for today: Thursday, Nov. 7

HAZING ALLEGATIONS: Miami Dolphins football coach Joe Philbin talks to the media during a press conference after practice at the Dolphins training center in Davie, Fla., Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. At some point, the rite of passage imposed on young Miami Dolphins players went wrong. An NFL investigation will determine whether the coaching staff was culpable in the harassment case involving offensive linemen Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin, and whether teammates should have stepped in to stop hazing of a young player. Photo: Associated Press/J Pat Carter

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

1. GEORGE STRAIT WINS COUNTRY MUSIC’S HIGHEST HONOR

The singer is named CMA entertainer of the year, while Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift take other top awards.

2. TESTS BACK CLAIM THAT ARAFAT WAS POISONED

Swiss scientists say they’ve found evidence that the Palestinian leader was killed with a radioactive substance.

3. HOW CHILD SEATS FARED IN CRASH TESTS

More than half of boosters that went on sale this year earn a top rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

4. THOUSANDS EVACUATED AHEAD OF TYPHOON

Philippine villagers are forced to leave an area devastated by a recent earthquake as a powerful storm approaches.

5. MUSHARRAF FREED FROM HOUSE ARREST

Prison officials are withdrawn from the former Pakistani president’s home, where he had been held since April.

6. WHY ARIZONA MAN KILLED HIS GRANDMOTHER

Jason Eric Howell told police he was upset with her strict curfew rules and how much she charged him for rent, so he beat her with a shovel and slit her throat.

7. WHERE A NEW DINOSAUR SPECIES WAS FOUND

Paleontologists unveil a new species — the equivalent of T. rex’s great-uncle — discovered four years ago in Utah.

8. NEWSWOMAN SEEKS HELP FOR ALCOHOL DEPENDENCY

ABC says veteran anchor and reporter Elizabeth Vargas is in a treatment facility.

9. BIDEN DIALS THE WRONG NUMBER

The VP picks up the phone to congratulate Boston’s new mayor, but gets a different Marty Walsh.

10. DOLPHINS COACH TAKING HEAT

Hazing allegations raise questions about whether Joe Philbin and his staff were negligent in failing to stop the behavior.

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