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December 4, 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. ATTACKED BY AN UNEXPECTED ENEMY

The AP's Robert Burns reports that Afghan soldiers, not the Taliban, were responsible for an attack that killed two U.S. soldiers inside an Afghan army base in 2011.

2. WHY EGYPT'S MEDIA SHUT DOWN

Several newspapers suspended publication to protest decrees that would give President Mohammed Morsi nearly unrestricted powers.

3. RYAN MOVES FROM CAMPAIGN TO 'FISCAL CLIFF'

The former vice presidential contender has joined GOP strategy meetings for dodging a budget meltdown.

4. WHO IS HAPPIEST ABOUT THE ROYAL PREGNANCY

Americans just might rival their British cousins in their excitement over a new heir to the throne.

5. AH-CHOO!

Flu season came earlier than it has in a decade, and with a strain that tends to make people sicker.

6. REBUILD, DON'T MOVE OUT

A New York City program aims to repair storm-battered homes rather than finding new digs for thousands.

7. WHY PHOENIX POLICE WANT TO FIND AN 11-YEAR-OLD GIRL

Authorities say the girl has leukemia and could die within days if her parents don't bring her back to the hospital.

8. NEW JUDGE NEEDED IN FORT HOOD TRIAL

A military court tosses the judge from the case, saying he didn't appear impartial after ordering the suspect in the 2009 rampage to shave his beard.

9. TAKING A TEST TO BECOME A TEACHER

The national teachers' union calls for a written test much like a lawyer's bar exam and a minimum grade point average.

10. ROOKIE'S 1-POINT WIN TIGHTENS THE RACE FOR THE NFC EAST

Robert Griffin III's touchdown gave the Washington Redskins a 17-16 win over the New York Giants and put the Redskins a game out of first place.

 

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