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10 things you need to know today: November 10, 2013

Hawaii moves closer to legalizing gay marriage, 10,000 feared dead from the Philippines's Typhoon Haiyan, and more

1. Hawaii House of Representatives passes gay marriage billHawaii will become the latest state to grant same-sex marriage after the state House of Representatives passed the bill 30-19 on Friday, amid a public filibuster. The Senate, which approved an earlier version of the legislation, is expected to re-convene and vote on Tuesday. Gov. Neil Abercrombie has indicated he would swiftly sign the measure into law, potentially making Hawaii the 15th or 16th U.S. state to extend marriage rights to gay and lesbian couples. Hawaii's vote comes days after lawmakers in Illinois voted to approve same-sex marriage. [NBC News]………………………………………………………………………………

2. Nuclear talks with Iran fail to produce dealTalks between six world powers and Iran failed on Sunday to produce a deal to freeze its nuclear program, underscoring the difficulty of forging a lasting solution to Iran's nuclear ambitions. After Saturday's last-ditch bargaining session that went past midnight, the European Union's foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, and Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, said they had made progress and pledged to try again in 10 days, albeit at a lower level. [The New York Times]………………………………………………………………………………

3. At least 10,000 feared dead in Typhoon HaiyanAs many as 10,000 people are feared dead after Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded, slammed into the central Philippines on Friday. If the death toll is confirmed, it would be the deadliest natural catastrophe on record in the Philippines. The storm weakened Sunday to 103 mph and was forecast to weaken further when it hits Vietnam Monday morning. [USA TODAY]………………………………………………………………………………

4. Graham won't lift nominee-hold threat over BenghaziSen. Lindsey Graham said he will threaten holds on Obama nominees until he can interview the five survivors of the Benghazi attack, as well as relevant CIA officials. On CNN's State of the Union Sunday morning, the South Carolina Republican said the holds are a last resort. The hold threat follows a 60 Minutes report on Benghazi based on an eyewitness account that proved to be false. [Politico]

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5. NYC may vacate judge's stop and frisk decisionAttorneys for New York City asked a federal appeals court to vacate a judge's orders that require the police department to change its stop-and-frisk practice. U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin ruled in August that the city violated the civil rights of tens of thousands of blacks and Hispanics by disproportionately stopping, questioning and sometimes frisking them. Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has said he would drop the city's appeal of Scheindlin's ruling. [ABC News]………………………………………………………………………………

6. Venezuelan military seizes chain of electronics storesVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has ordered the seizure of Daka, a chain of electronics stores, to allow shoppers to buy household goods more cheaply. The military is overseeing the sale of the cut-price merchandise. The president says he made the decision because Daka has been overcharging consumers. [BBC News]………………………………………………………………………………

7. Satellite set to crash to EarthFragments from the Gravity Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) satellite are likely to crash to Earth late Sunday or early Monday after the one-ton probe breaks up. Experts have said the risk to humans is remote. GOCE was placed in orbit in 2009 to monitor variations in gravity and sea levels. The craft ran out of fuel on Oct. 21, leaving it without power to maintain its altitude. [Discovery News]………………………………………………………………………………

8. Intel acquires educational software companyIntel is expanding its education technology push with the acquisition of digital education startup Kno. The acquisition will boost Intel's global digital content library to more than 225,000 higher education and K-12 titles. Intel Vice President John Galvin said the acquisition is a new resource in Intel Education's mission to support rapid technology adoption in the classroom. [CNET]………………………………………………………………………………

9. Jury finds Utah doctor guilty of murdering wifeA jury convicted Martin MacNeill, a Utah doctor, of murder early Saturday in the death of his wife six years ago. MacNeill was accused of knocking out his wife with drugs after cosmetic surgery, then leaving her to die in a jetted tub so he could take up with another woman. The case captured national attention because the defendant was a wealthy doctor, lawyer, and former bishop in his local Mormon congregation. [Associated Press]………………………………………………………………………………

10. Miss Venezuela wins Miss UniverseMiss Venezuela, Gabriela Isler, won the title of Miss Universe at Moscow's Crocus City Hall on Saturday night, taking the title from Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo. The 25-year-old Isler works on Venezuela's Venevision television. [Huffington Post]

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