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Your DayStarter: Weather (partly cloudy, mostly August), morning-after debate fact-checks and Veterans Day observances — and a story that'll teach you why you should observe it

Partly cloudy skies prevail today, according to WTSP 10Weather. It'll be dry and warm, reaching the mid 80s. You can expect the same weather for the next few days as well.

• Along with ceremonies honoring the military, veterans have loads of free admission deals and even free patriotic pancakes at IHOP this morning. Here's where to find Veterans Day events and special offers for veterans and their families today.

• Start your morning with a Veterans Day read about friends of a fallen soldier who honored his memory many decades after he died in combat.

• Did you stay up to watch the GOP debate? PolitiFact did, fact-checking the candidates into the night. Go to PolitiFact.com for the morning-after wrap-up.

• Rays beat writer Marc Topkin will be sharing updates from baseball general manager meetings in Boca Raton today. Follow @TBTimes_Rays on Twitter for news.

Thomas Bassinger charts all of Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota's passes and assesses their performance. Look for it by lunchtime at tampabay.com/bucs.

• Observing "one of the most anticipated restaurant openings we've seen in ages," food critic Laura Reiley hails the arrival of Ichicoro Ramen in Seminole Heights. While she's at it, she takes a look at newcomers to the trendy ramen scene at Dosunco in Tampa and Mango Tree in St. Petersburg. You can even learn proper slurping techniques.

Your DayStarter: Weather (partly cloudy, mostly August), morning-after debate fact-checks and Veterans Day observances — and a story that'll teach you why you should observe it 11/11/15 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 7:33am]
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