10 Things To Know For Monday, November 18

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1. 'THE WHOLE NEIGHBORHOOD'S GONE'
    
Michael Perdun of Washington, Ill., is among scores of Midwesterners who lost homes as tornadoes and severe thunderstorms hit the region Sunday, causing fatalities and extensive damage.
    
2. WHICH STATE IS MANUALLY FILING 'OBAMACARE' APPLICATIONS
    
Oregon is struggling to deal with thousands of paper files because its online exchange is still not working.
    
3. INVESTIGATORS PROBE RUSSIA PLANE CRASH
    
All passengers and crew are killed as a Boeing 737 jetliner crashes and bursts into flames while trying to land at the airport in Kazan, about 450 miles east of Moscow.
    
4. WHY A TAHRIR SQUARE MEMORIAL IS SPARKING PROTESTS
    
Some say the tribute to Egypt's fallen demonstrators is an attempt to gloss over the continuing turmoil.
    
5. TORONTO MAYOR FACING YET ANOTHER SETBACK
    
City council could vote to strip Rob Ford of his remaining powers.
    
6. THE PHILIPPINES FACES TRANSPARENCY TEST ON TYPHOON AID
    
Manila wants to shake off any charges of corruption in its reconstruction plans.
    
7. WASHINGTON STATE'S LEGAL POT INDUSTRY DRAWS PROSPECTORS
    
Marijuana industry's "Green Rush" is luring profit-seekers from diverse backgrounds.
    
8. GETTYSBURG TEXT: SACRED BUT ELUSIVE
    
No definitive edition exists of Lincoln's famous speech that countless children have memorized.
    
9. BACHELET FAVORITE TO WIN CHILE'S RUNOFF ELECTIONS
    
The former president will face off her conservative rival in the December poll after a strong showing in Sunday's vote.
    
10. HOW JFK'S IDEAS LIVE ON
    
New website asks people to share how Kennedy and his legacy have inspired them.