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10 for today: Friday, Dec. 6

10 for today: Friday, Dec. 6

WICKED WEATHER: Much of the nation is feeling winter's blast. Photo: Associated Press/Ed Andrieski

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. SOUTH AFRICA MOURNS MANDELA

Nation celebrates the life of its global icon with song, dance and tears.

2. TRIBUTES POUR IN FROM AROUND THE GLOBE

Leaders, celebrities and ordinary people applaud Mandela’s epic struggle against apartheid and his nurturing of a new, democratic country.

3. WHAT ECONOMISTS ARE WATCHING FOR

The November jobs report will provide a strong signal whether the U.S. economy can maintain its momentum.

4. RID OF SOME GLITCHES, HEALTH CARE WEBSITE RACES TO CATCH UP

The fixed Web portal now has much less time to sign up the White House’s goal of 7 million people by the end of March.

5. TEXAS PREPARES FOR “ICE FRIDAY”

A massive storm moves to the center of the U.S., disrupting travel and forcing school closures.

6. STUDENTS FONDLY REMEMBER AMERICAN TEACHER KILLED IN BENGHAZI

The 33-year-old Michigan native was gunned down in Libya days before his Christmas vacation was to begin.

7. NYPD’S INCOMING CHIEF FACES FRESH DILEMMAS

Post-9/11 counterterrorism and the controversial stop-and-frisk policy are new challenges to William Bratton, who led the city’s police force two decades ago.

8. WHY CARGO BIKES ARE THE NEW MINIVAN

Cyclists are pushing the limits of what they can carry on a sturdy bicycle, from hauling groceries to delivering beer.

9. HOW MANDELA USED RUGBY TO URGE UNITY IN HIS HOMELAND

The anti-apartheid hero wore the jersey of a team that was once all-white to call for national reconciliation.

10. NO CHARGES AGAINST SEMINOLES QUARTERBACK

There’s not enough evidence to prosecute Jameis Winston, a leading Heisman candidate, in a sexual assault case, the Florida State Attorney says.

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