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November 12, 2012 at 6:53 AM

10 things to know for Monday, Nov. 12

The Associated Press

A daily look at breaking news and stories that will be talked about today:

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

4. ISRAEL BOMBS SYRIA: Israel says it scored “direct hits” in response to mortar fire from its northern neighbor.

5. DEADLY INDIANAPOLIS 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 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: Top news executives have stepped aside after the bungling of reports that powerful Britons sexually abused children.

8. U.S. COLLEGES GET AN 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. COLLEGE COSTS, FINANCIAL RUIN: There are record numbers of student borrowers in financial distress, according to federal data. But millions of parents who have taken out loans to pay for their children’s college education make up a less visible Generation Debt.

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