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November 13, 2012

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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

  • 1. WHAT PETRAEUS THOUGHT OF THREATENING EMAILS

Friends say the then-CIA director was shocked when he learned his mistress was warning another woman to stay away from him.

  • 2. ‘FISCAL CLIFF’ CONFRONTS RETURNING CONGRESS

As they get back to work Tuesday, lawmakers must attempt to avert the crippling specter of expiring tax breaks and automatic spending cuts.  

  • 3. HOW THE AFGHAN MASSACRE CASE TESTS MILITARY JUSTICE

With a spotty history of convicting troops in civilian deaths, government prosecutors seek to build a strong case against an Army sergeant accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians.

  • 4. WHOSE MISSILE ACTIVITY SATELLITE PHOTOS REVEAL

North Korea has been testing rocket engines, a sign it continues to develop long-range ballistic missiles, a U.S. academic institute says.

  • 5. CATHOLIC BISHOPS TAKE STOCK OF THE ELECTION

Votes on gay marriage and birth control didn’t go their way. But there’s no sign of a shift in church strategy.

  • 6. RETHINKING THE BATTLE AGAINST DRUG CARTELS

Latin American countries see mixed signals as Colorado and Washington weaken marijuana laws.

  • 7. WHY POLICE IN BELIZE WANT TO QUESTION AN AMERICAN ENTREPRENEUR

The search began after a neighbor of John McAfee, founder of the anti-virus software company McAfee Inc., was found shot dead at his Caribbean island home.

  • 8. CHARITY STARTS AT HOME ... ON A COMPUTER

AP technology writer Anick Jesdanun says that nowadays online social networks make it easier to support a worthy cause.

  • 9. EXTRA POWER AT THE FLIP OF A SWITCH

For the first time, LED bulbs that roughly match old-style 100-watt light bulbs for brightness are coming to stores in the U.S.

  • 10. FOR THE NFL, A RECURRING HEADACHE

Fully a quarter of Sunday’s football games saw a starting QB leave with a concussion.

 

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