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Morning Headlines: Friday, Nov. 11th

11/11/11 05:56AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Report: Sandusky’s charges could extend to TexasPaterno contacts criminal defense lawyerAssistant coach sidelined due to threatsPerry takes debate blunder to Letterman26 soldiers killed as Syria protesters fight backKidnapped MLB player's family waits for newsTim Pawlenty says he won’t consider VP slotFor Bank Of America, debit fees extend to unemployment benefitsGabrielle Giffords speaks in first TV interview since shooting read more

How to take your 4-year-old daughter to a football game

11/10/11 06:10PM

When you live in New York City, you run up a long list of things you've been meaning to do. You've been meaning to get to some off-Broadway theater — your trip to see Blue Man Group with relatives in from Schaumburg doesn't count. You've been meaning to get out to Ellis Island, which you hear has a database that allows you to track the immigrant history of your family. That sounds cool. You've been meaning to dust off the tuxedo and see Don Giovanni at the Met. You'll probably have some champagne and light hors d'oeuvres while you're there. read more

Operation Mend founder Ron Katz (l.) and Marine Corporal Aaron Mankin (r.)

Marine Corporal Aaron Mankin in the green room

11/10/11 11:05AM

Marine Corporal Aaron Mankin received the IAVA Veteran Leadership award Wednesday night in New York City, and he joined Morning Joe along with Operation Mend founder Ron Katz to discuss the award and the Operation Mend program, which serves Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans.Meeting Cpl. Mankin was a complete honor, and he was more than willing to ham it up for the camera and be a joker for the camera. read more

Must Read Op-Eds for Thursday, November 10, 2011

11/10/11 09:43AM

THE RIGHT'S SHELLACKING  BY E.J. DIONNEWASHINGTON POSTOne of the only referendum results the GOP could cheer was a strong vote in Ohio against the health-insurance mandate. While health-reform supporters argued that the ballot question was misleading, the result spoke to the truly terrible job Democrats have done in defending what they enacted. They can’t let the health-care law remain a policy stepchild. read more