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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

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  • Gen. John Allen Pulled Into Petraeus Scandal
    The scandal that forced CIA Director David Petraeus to resign last week just got more complicated. The Pentagon revealed on Tuesday that the U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, had email communications with a woman connected to the Petraeus case. The FBI referred the Allen emails to the Defense Department's Inspector General. Melissa Block talks to Tom Bowman.
  • Could Widening Petraeus Scandal Affect Policy?
    Audie Cornish talks to Michael O'Hanlon, Senior Fellow and Director of Research in Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution, to see if there are any policy implications behind the scandal involving CIA Director David Petraeus and now Gen. John Allen.
  • Storm-Battered Food Banks Struggle To Help The Hungry
    Some charitable organizations that were in the path of Superstorm Sandy were left in as bad shape as their clients. With Thanksgiving around the corner, they wonder how they will feed the storm's victims and the poor.
  • 'Antidote' Prescribes A 'Negative Path To Happiness'
    In his new book, Oliver Burkeman shuns motivational seminars and the power of positive thinking in favor of uncertainty, insecurity and even pessimism. "Trying to let [negative] feelings be and not always struggling to stamp them out is a more fruitful alternative," he says.
  • Nevada Quietly Starts Implementing Obamacare
    Since 2011, Nevada has been quietly implementing a state exchange. Although the state joined the lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act, its governor said Nevada made a decision to build the exchange on their own. Pauline Bartolone looks at how a Republican governor is implementing the federal health care law.
  • Calif. To Begin Rationing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
    Starting Wednesday, the state begins America's most ambitious effort to control climate change: Big companies must limit the greenhouse gases they release — from smokestacks to tailpipes — and get permits for those emissions.
  • At Life's End, A Final Home On The (Shooting) Range
    Many people keep the cremated remains of a loved one in an urn or scatter the ashes over a favorite place. But one company in Alabama has pioneered a new twist to honor the dead: It will put your beloved's ashes into ammunition.
  • Turkey Tips From Alton Brown: Don't Baste Or Stuff
    The Food Network star and celebrity chef gets down with some turkey tips ahead of Thanksgiving and challenges host Melissa Block to change her ways. Brown claims stuffing is evil and that there's no good reason to baste a turkey.
  • Facing Cliff, Obama Tries Again For 'Grand Bargain'
    Compromise is suddenly the watchword in Washington, as negotiations over taxes, spending and entitlements begin in advance of the "fiscal cliff." White House officials say the president will stick to his principles but keep his options open.
  • Unions, Obama Call For Higher Taxes On The Wealthy
    Audie Cornish talks to Mary Kay Henry, president of Service Employees International Union (SEIU), about Tuesday's conference call between President Obama and union leaders about the "fiscal cliff." The SEIU and other groups maintain that tax cuts for the middle class must be extended and that richer Americans must pay more taxes. They say the president expressed his support and commitment in their meeting today.

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