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November 12, 2012

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1. THE SECOND WOMAN IN THE PETRAEUS CASE

A U.S. official says Jill Kelley, a longtime friend of the former CIA director and his wife, was getting harassing emails from Paula Broadwell, leading to the FBI investigation.

2. AFGHAN CHILDREN DESCRIBE MASSACRE

Staff Sgt. Robert Bales maintains a calm composure as they testified about the bloodbath that left their parents and other loved ones dead.

3. ANOTHER AFTERMATH OF SANDY: DISASTER VOYEURS

While residents and volunteers on Staten Island try to clean up after the storm, they also must deal with gawking tourists sneaking a look at the damage.

4. SYRIAN JET BOMBS AREA 30 FEET FROM TURKISH BORDER

Ambulances are bringing the injured over the border into Turkey where at least six have been declared dead and dozens more are injured..

5. HOW FAMILIES COPE AFTER A DEADLY BLAST

Residents of an Indianapolis neighborhood can't return to their homes after a blast killed two people and damaged up to 31 homes.

6. GREEK CRISIS SPARKS A RAGE AGAINST FOREIGNERS

As Greece sinks further into economic misery, police are seeing a rising wave of extreme-right violence against dark-skinned migrants.

7. WHAT THE BBC IS DOING TO DEAL WITH ITS SCANDAL

The head of the broadcaster's governing body is calling for a "thorough, radical structural overhaul" after the bungling of reports that powerful Britons sexually abused children.

8. U.S. COLLEGES GET A MORE INTERNATIONAL LOOK

The full out-of-state tuition foreign students pay may be a factor in their increased numbers at universities.

9. FINDING HUMOR IN THE STORM TRAGEDY

New York's comedy clubs deal with a bad situation like they always do — by turning Sandy into a running punchline.

10. WHO THE LAKERS HIRED AS THEIR NEW COACH

Mike D'Antoni got the job over former Lakers coach Phil Jackson.

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