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November 13, 2012

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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

1. WHY THE FBI DIDN'T TELL THE WHITE HOUSE ABOUT PETRAEUS EARLIER

The bureau is preparing a timeline of its investigation to help explain that to Congress.

2. WHO ELSE IS BEING INVESTIGATED FOR HIS EMAILS

"Inappropriate communications" from the top U.S. general in Afghanistan, John Allen, to Petraeus friend Jill Kelley is the subject of a Pentagon probe.

3. '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.

4. HOW THE AFGHAN MASSACRE CASE TESTS MILITARY JUSTICE

With a spotty history of convicting troops in civilian deaths, government prosecutors give their closing argument Tuesday in a case against an Army sergeant accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians.

5. CATHOLIC BISHOPS TAKE STOCK OF THE ELECTION

Votes on gay marriage and birth control didn't go their way. But the church is showing no sign of a shift in strategy.

6. CHINA'S CONGRESS GETS 'SOCIALIZED'

This year's political transition used the Internet more than in the past — and it was used by citizens to check on delegates.

7. WHERE A ROCK MAY BE WORTH $15 MILLION

Christie's will auction off one of the rarest and most famous of diamonds, the Archduke Joseph Diamond, in Geneva Tuesday.

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. THE FASHION STATEMENT THAT SHOULD HAVE STAYED A SECRET

Victoria's Secret apologizes for putting a Native American-style headdress on a model in a fashion show.

10. FOR THE NFL, A RECURRING HEADACHE

Twenty-five percent of Sunday's football games saw a starting QB leave with a concussion.

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