Morning Must Reads: November 10

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Obama Wants an Open Internet

President Obama called on Monday for the FCC to reclassify broadband Internet service as a utility, a move that would spark a major battle between lawmakers, advocates and the telecoms industry, and which sets up a showdown with one of his own appointees

Grad Students Face Debt Woes

Graduate students now collectively owe as much as 40% in outstanding student debt, even though they make up only 14% of university enrollment

Obama Goes to China

Politically beleaguered President Barack Obama is in Beijing for economic and trade talks with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping

GM Ordered Switches Nearly 2 Months Before Recall

Emails from a court case show General Motors Co. ordered a half-million replacement ignition switches on Dec. 18, almost two months before telling government safety regulators that the switches would be recalled, which occurred on Feb. 7

Pizza Hut’s New Menu Has All Kinds of Crazy Stuff

Pizza Hut is taking a ride on the wild side to halt its recent sales decline. A new menu launching Nov. 19 includes 10 new crusts, new topping and sauce options, as well as a selection of more low-calorie pies

Marijuana May Soon Spark Just a Ticket in New York

New York City officials are considering issuing tickets for possession of small amounts of marijuana instead of arresting people. The new guidelines would allow people with low-level marijuana possession to be issued a court summons rather than getting arrested

China Gears Up for World’s Biggest Shopping Day

China’s e-commerce firms are getting ready for the country’s biggest online shopping day on Tuesday by hiring temporary staff and renting more warehouse space to deal with high volumes of orders

Obamacare Site to Open Early to Avoid Repeat Disaster

The website for buying insurance plans under President Barack Obama’s health care law will open early ahead of the new enrollment period, as the Administration looks to avoid a repeat of’s disastrous initial rollout last year

Millions Brace for Snowstorm Ahead of Arctic Blast

Seven million people were under winter storm warnings from Montana to Michigan early Monday ahead of a blast of freezing temperatures that will reach the East Coast later this week. Six inches or more of snow is possible in a wide swath of the U.S.

Ebola Nurse Set to Leave Town After Quarantine Fight

The nurse who clashed with Maine authorities over an Ebola quarantine said she plans to leave the town where she lives soon after the virus’ incubation period ends. “We are going to southern Maine and will decide what’s next from there,” Kaci Hickox said

The World Remembers the Berlin Wall’s Fall

More than one million people visited Berlin over the weekend as the German city celebrated the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. “I think you never forget how you felt that day,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel said

The Woman Behind the New Senate Leader

Campaign insiders say incoming Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s wife, former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, was a driving force of his reelection campaign, raising “a huge part” of McConnell’s $30 million war chest

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