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Posted: Friday, November 15, 2019 5:09 am | Updated: 5:31 am, Fri Nov 15, 2019.

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

1. OUSTED AMBASSADOR TO TESTIFY IN IMPEACHMENT PROBE

Marie Yovanovitch is expected to relay her striking story of being suddenly recalled by Donald Trump and told to “watch my back,” events that sounded alarms about the White House’s shadow foreign policy in Ukraine.

2. ‘MY WORST NIGHTMARE ACTUALLY CAME TRUE’

A boy described as bright, quiet and “normal” pulled a gun from his backpack on his 16th birthday and opened fire at his suburban Los Angeles high school, killing two classmates and wounding three others.

3. ISRAEL SAYS IT HAS COMPLETED GAZA STRIKES

The military statement indicates that Israel is willing to abide by the cease-fire with the Islamic Jihad militant group if there are no additional rocket attacks.

4. BOLIVIAN INTERIM LEADER SAYS MORALES CAN’T RUN

The Andean nation is headed into uncharted territory with lawmakers trying to reach a deal for new elections, protests raging in parts of the country and rival claims to the presidency.

5. A LONG FRIENDSHIP AND POLITICAL BOND

Barack Obama and Deval Patrick were friends well before the White House years and have bonded over personal experiences and a strikingly similar approach to politics.

6. VENICE DELUGED BY HISTORIC FLOODING

Waters are on the rise again in the Italian lagoon city, where the tide is reaching exceptional levels just three days after it experienced its worst flooding in more than 50 years.

7. WHAT QANTAS HOPED TO ACHIEVE WITH LONG FLIGHT

Australia’s national carrier completes a 19 ½-hour, nonstop flight from London to Sydney, which was used to assess the effects of ultralong-haul flights on crew fatigue and passenger jetlag.

8. EGYPTIAN FIGHTS UNEQUAL ISLAMIC INHERITANCE LAWS

Huda Nasrallah, a Christian, is making her case on religious grounds because she believes Egyptian courts are more likely to respect existing structures within the society.

9. ‘BAD BLOOD’: TAYLOR SWIFT, MUSIC MOGULS IN STANDOFF

The Grammy winning singer says that she may not perform at the American Music Awards because the men who own her old recordings won’t allow her to play her songs.

10. BROWNS WIN MARRED BY ON-FIELD MELEE

Cleveland’s Myles Garrett is facing an unprecedented suspension by the NFL after he ripped off Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph’s helmet and clubbed him on the head in the final seconds of the Browns’ 21-7 win.

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