10 Things to Know for Friday

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., right, joined by Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, after the Democratic majority voted to weaken filibusters and make it harder for Republicans to block confirmation of the president's nominees for judges and other top posts. McConnell said Democrats are using a power play to distract voters from the president's troubled health care law. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:

1. NURSE CHALLENGES MAINE OVER EBOLA SAFEGUARDS

Insisting she is perfectly healthy, Kaci Hickox again defies the state's quarantine by taking a bike ride with her boyfriend.

2. WHY IRAQ MILITANTS KILL EX-POLICE

The Islamic State group hunts down former law enforcers and army officers in areas it controls, apparently fearing they might join a potential internal Sunni uprising against its rule.

3. MAN WANTED IN TROOPER AMBUSH IS CAPTURED

State police in Pennsylvania confirm they have Eric Frein, 31, in custody following a seven-week hunt for him.

4. WHAT PREOCCUPIES VOTERS DAYS BEFORE 2014 ELECTION

Social issues are eclipsed by concerns about the economy, health care, the Islamic State group and Ebola, a new Associated Press-GfK poll suggests.

5. KIEV, MOSCOW CLINCH GAS SUPPLY DEAL

EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso says the EU will help cash-strapped Ukraine pay for Russian energy exports through aid and guarantees.

6. SORRY, NO ROOM ON THE TUBE

Last-minute ads in New Hampshire are in so much demand that campaigns are being told television shows are overbooked.

7. NO SWEET NEWS FOR SWEET TOOTH

The cost of ingredients in chocolate bars is on the rise, and the nation's biggest candy makers warn of price hikes next year.

8. TAYLOR SWIFT FAILS TO WIN LOCALS AS NYC AMBASSADOR

They question her street cred and mock the videos she made for the city's tourism agency, NYC & Company.

9. SALT LAKE CITY OPTIMISTIC ABOUT OLYMPIC BID

Officials don't know exactly when they will get to bid for another Winter Olympics, but they want the world to know Utah's capital is ready whenever given a chance.

10. WHO STARTS NEW JOURNEY WITH CAVALIERS

Back home after four years in Miami, LeBron James plays his first regular-season game with the team in front of fans who weren't sure he would ever come back.

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