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iPad Mini Retina due Nov. 12, says note on internal Apple tool

Note on support network tool lists Tuesday as the availability date for the new tablet in several countries even though that day has already arrived for many of the countries and no debut appears at hand.<p><i>Editors' note: Several hours after this story was posted, the iPad Mini with Retina display did</i> …

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Marine on life after severe injury: ‘Beauty is who you are’

Kicking off a week-long TODAY series called “Inspired By,” Willie Geist presents the story of a Marine corporal who was badly injured while serving in Iraq, and shares the veteran’s uplifting road to recovery.

Texting, talking at 30,000 feet may be an option soon

<i>(Photo: Matt Slocum / AP)</i><p>Texting and talking on cellphones, long forbidden on U.S. airlines, will soon be an option for airlines and their passengers on domestic flights.

Super Typhoon Haiyan’s cataclysmic destruction seen from above

<i>(Photo: Ted Aljibe / AFP - Getty Images)</i><p>The aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan along the shore in the town of Guiuan in Eastern Samar province in the central Philippines, Nov. 11, 2013.

Pentagon: US to send aircraft carrier, Navy ships to Philippines

<b>Pentagon: US to send aircraft carrier, Navy ships to Philippines</b><p><b>NBC News:</b> U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel ordered the USS George Washington aircraft carrier and other Navy ships to head to the Philippines, the Department of Defense announced Monday.<p>The aircraft carrier, which holds 5,000 sailors and more than 80 aircraft, is currently in Hong Kong for a port visit. The crew is being recalled early from shore leave and the ship is expected to be underway later Monday evening.<p>The U.N.’s …