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5 stories to follow: Nov. 11

Happy Veterans Day. Here's today's look at five stories to know about:

5 stories to follow: Nov. 11

On Veterans Day 2012, the 111th Infantry Regiment dedicated a "Fallen Warriors" monument to its eight dead from the Iraq war. Family members and relatives of the fallen soldiers lay flowers at the memorial during the ceremony at the National Guard Armory in Plymouth Meeting. (CHARLES FOX / Staff Photographer )
On Veterans Day 2012, the 111th Infantry Regiment dedicated a "Fallen Warriors" monument to its eight dead from the Iraq war. Family members and relatives of the fallen soldiers lay flowers at the memorial during the ceremony at the National Guard Armory in Plymouth Meeting. (CHARLES FOX / Staff Photographer )

Happy Veterans Day. Here's today's look at five stories to know about:

1. Veterans remembered, honored: There's a full slate of events around the Philadelphia region today to recognize those who have served in the armed forces. In other news for the holiday, some World War II vets reflect on their experiences, a New Jersey soldier is being honored with a postage stamp and a number of restaurants are offering free food or discounts to military personnel today.

2. Typhoon: The extent of the devastation from a typhoon that hit the Philippines is becoming more clear. Authorities estimate that up to 10,000 people were killed in the storm. Members of the New Jersey Filipino community are following news of the storm with concern, and some Philadelphia-area groups are launching relief efforts.

3. First snow: Some parts of the region could see the first snowflakes of the season tonight or Tuesday morning.

4. Changing Chinatowns: A new study looks at how Chinatown communities in Philadelphia, New York and Boston are changing -- and potentially on the cusp of disappearing, amid rising housing prices and declining Asian populations.

5. Meningitis outbreak: Health officials have declared a meningitis outbreak at Princeton University, where at least sixth -- and now, possibly a seventh -- cases of the disease have been reported since March.

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