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Top Stories: Petraeus Affair Widens; More Air Strikes In Syria

A picture taken from the adjacent Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar shows people running in front of smoke after a Syrian aircraft bombed the strategic border town of Ras al-Ain earlier today. i i

hide captionA picture taken from the adjacent Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar shows people running in front of smoke after a Syrian aircraft bombed the strategic border town of Ras al-Ain earlier today.

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A picture taken from the adjacent Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar shows people running in front of smoke after a Syrian aircraft bombed the strategic border town of Ras al-Ain earlier today.

A picture taken from the adjacent Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar shows people running in front of smoke after a Syrian aircraft bombed the strategic border town of Ras al-Ain earlier today.

Bulent Kilic /AFP/Getty Images

Good morning.

Earlier, we posted a guide to "who's who and what's what" in the Petraeus affair.

As for other stories making headlines, they include:

— "Residents Flee Air Strikes On Syria Border Town." (Reuters)

— "Falling Off The Fiscal Cliff Would Only Dent The Deficit." (It's All Politics)

— "Obama Considering John Kerry For Job Of Defense Secretary." (The Washington Post)

— "Microsoft Windows Chief Steven Sinofsky Leaves Abruptly." (The Seattle Times)

— Solar Eclipse Today Is Last Until 2015; Will Be Seen In Australia. (Space.com)

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