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5 stories to follow: Nov. 8

Happy Friday. Finish off the week with a quick look at five stories to know about today:

5 stories to follow: Nov. 8

A long line of Transportation Security Administration personnel salute the U.S. Honor Flag procession as it leaves Los Angeles International Airport at Los Angeles International Airport in memory of TSA agent Gerardo Hernandez. (AP photo)
A long line of Transportation Security Administration personnel salute the U.S. Honor Flag procession as it leaves Los Angeles International Airport at Los Angeles International Airport in memory of TSA agent Gerardo Hernandez. (AP photo)

Happy Friday. Finish off the week with a quick look at five stories to know about today:

1. Moment of silence: Security checkpoints at airports across the country today will hold a moment of silence today in honor Gerardo Hernandez, the agent gunned down last week at Los Angeles International Airport. The tribute will take place at 9:20 a.m. PST (12:20 p.m. EST) to mark the moment he was shot.

2. House explosion: Authorities will be investigating what caused a house to explode in Cape May County, badly burning a husband and wife.

3. Reward in 1993 killing: Officials in Montgomery County are set to announce a $10,000 reward today for information leading to an arrest in the 1993 slaying of 18-year-old Julie Barnyock, who was found in a weeded area of SEPTA's Lansdale train yard about three weeks after she disappeared.

4. Triple slaying deliberations: A jury is continuing to deliberate the fate of Axel Barreto, a Juniata Park man charged with killing three teenagers who wanted to get into a fight with his stepson.

5. Snitches: Police and prosecutors in Philadelphia are looking into an Instagram account that has been identifying witness in violent crimes with an aim to "expose rats."

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