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February 12, 2013

10 Things to Know for Tuesday


— Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:

In many ways, the pope’s nearly eight-year tenure fell far short, says AP Religion Writer Rachel Zoll.

Many in the church believe Latin America — with some 40 percent of the world’s Catholics — deserves one of its own at the helm.

Most voters want Obama to talk about the economy during Tuesday’s State of the Union address, a poll shows.

The American withdrawal from Afghanistan gets under way in earnest, with a convoy of shipping containers leaving the country.

By capturing the nation’s largest dam, the opposition now controls much of the water flow in the country’s north and east.

Obama bestows the nation’s highest award for military valor on former Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha, who helped successfully defend an Army outpost  against hundreds of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.

Depending on the hospital, the surgery can run anywhere from $11,000 to nearly $126,000, researchers find.

Any cuts in the program, though, wouldn’t affect strikes against terror suspects.

Maker’s Mark is watering down its bourbon — a way, it says, to keep up with increasing demand.

That means no cosmetic surgery and no steroids. “It goes against the spirit of showing dogs,” club President Sean McCarthy says.