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world lead

November 13th, 2014
06:32 PM ET

Russia's planes getting more aggressive

(CNN) – A simulated bombing attack on a Danish island.

A near collision between a Russian military plane and a Swedish passenger aircraft carrying 132 people.

And threatening maneuvers by a Russian jet toward a U.S. reconnaissance plane, including showing that it was fully armed with missiles.

Russia's increasingly aggressive moves are outlined in "Dangerous Brinkmanship," an analysis that lists more than 40 "close military encounters between Russia and the West" that took place in the eight months from March to October of this year.

CNN's Tom Foreman reports.

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pop lead

November 13th, 2014
06:23 PM ET

'Duck Dynasty' to become Vegas musical

(CNN) – The Robertson clan made famous by A&E reality show "Duck Dynasty" is looking to expand their multi-million dollar empire to the stage.

According to The New York Times, the producers behind "Jersey Boys" are set to make the Louisiana Bayous a musical this February.

CNN's Jake Tapper reports.

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politics lead

November 13th, 2014
06:19 PM ET

Democrats denounce, distance selves from Obamacare architect

(CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner Thursday objected to remarks by MIT professor Jonathan Gruber, an architect of Obamacare. Gruber's comments from past speeches have just recently surfaced, and are getting attention due to his suggestion that those pushing Obamacare deceived voters.
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world lead

November 13th, 2014
05:46 PM ET

ISIS shows off secret network of tunnels

(CNN) – ISIS is burrowing in for the long fight.

In a new video the terror group shows off its latest strategy to survive – ISIS fighters in an underground tunnel system in Iraq, sheltered from coalition airstrikes.

CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

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money lead

November 13th, 2014
05:44 PM ET

Gas prices are low, but for how long?

(CNN) – The national average for gas is just $2.91 per gallon, according to Triple AAA. That's almost a 30-cent drop in just the last month.

How long could this trend last?

CNN's Cristina Alesci reports.

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