5 Things to Know This Morning

PHOTO: Residents cover their nose from the smell of dead bodies in Tacloban city, Leyte province central Philippines on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013.

Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.

1. Typhoon Haiyan Death Toll Rises

The official death toll from that massive typhoon in Philippines has risen to 2,275 as the government struggles to get aid to the ravaged area. Eight were killed Tuesday when thousands rushed a rice warehouse desperate for food, The Associated Press reported.

2. Cold Blast Hits Part of the Country

Thirteen states in the south—from New Mexico to Florida—are under a freeze warning this morning, while cities like Atlanta and New York will see temperatures more common to January than November.

3. Bill Clinton: Let Consumers Keep Existing Health Coverage

Former President Bill Clinton says President Obama should find a way to let people keep their health coverage, even if it means changing the new insurance law, honoring a commitment Obama had made repeatedly in the past.

4. Baldwin Testifies in Stalking Trial

The accused stalker of Alec Baldwin will take the stand today in New York City. Baldwin, sometimes tearfully, testified Tuesday how the two met and details of alleged harassment.

5. Ryan Ferguson Freed After a Decade in Prison for Murder

After spending a decade and almost all of his 20s in prison for a murder he didn't commit, a Missouri man is finally free. A state appeals court panel overturned Ryan Ferguson's murder conviction last week.

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