Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:
1. ROMNEY: I SPOKE TOO HASTILY
GOP candidate says his comment on video clip that nearly half of Americans consider themselves victims was “not elegantly stated” and was “spoken off the cuff.”
2. WHAT’S AT STAKE AS AFGHAN ‘SURGE’ WINDS DOWN
The U.S. troop increase was supposed to force the Taliban to come to the peace table, but that hasn’t happened.
3. STUDY CALLS MILITARY SUBSTANCE ABUSE A ‘CRISIS’
The report, requested by the Defense Department, also says Pentagon methods of dealing with the problem are out of date.
4. THE PICKET LINE PERSISTS
But striking Chicago teachers are set to meet Tuesday to discuss an offer that could end a walkout that’s kept 350,000 kids out of school six days.
5. WHERE MYANMAR’S SUU KYI WILL VISIT
The Nobel laureate meets with Secretary of State Clinton on Tuesday to kick off her jam-packed 17-day U.S. tour.
6. HOW NEWSWEEK’S (hash)MUSLIMRAGE TOPIC BECAME A TRENDER
With self-mocking humor, many Muslims turned an essay on anger over the prophet film into a generally light-hearted Twitter sensation.
7. RULING TUESDAY ON KATE’S TOPLESS PHOTOS
The royal couple’s lawyer says Prince William and his wife were sharing a “profoundly intimate” moment when the pictures were taken.
8. SMOKEY BEAR: THE SEQUEL
A 4-month-old cub named Boo Boo, whose paws were burned in an Idaho forest fire, is on the mend and expected to make a full recovery.
9. EIGHT CHILDREN SAVED FROM OREGON LAKE
A family rescued the kids, none of whom could swim. “A trained team would have done no better,” the fire chief says.
10. OLYMPIC STAR SHAUN WHITE FACES CHARGES
The snowboarding gold medalist is accused of public intoxication and vandalism after an incident at a Nashville, Tenn., hotel.
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