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November 13, 2012 at 6:51 AM

10 things to know for Tuesday, Nov. 13

The Associated Press

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and 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:  “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 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. AFGHAN MASSACRE TESTS MILITARY JUSTICE: With a spotty history of convicting troops in civilian deaths, government prosecutors at Joint Base Lewis-McChord 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': The country’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 diamonds, the Archduke Joseph Diamond, in Geneva on 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 such as relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy victims.

9. FASHION STATEMENT 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: 25 percent of Sunday’s football games saw a starting QB leave with a concussion.

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