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Around the world: 10 things to know Tuesday

November 6, 2012
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photo - A sign advising residents about the consolidation of polling stations is posted outside city hall in Long Beach, N.Y., Monday Nov. 5, 2012, in advance of election day.  Officials are preparing to hold a national election in storm-ravaged sections of New York and New Jersey barely a week after Superstorm Sandy.   (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow) Photo by
A sign advising residents about the consolidation of polling stations is posted outside city hall in Long Beach, N.Y., Monday Nov. 5, 2012, in advance of election day. Officials are preparing to hold a national election in storm-ravaged sections of New York and New Jersey barely a week after Superstorm Sandy. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow) Photo by  

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about today:

1. FOCUS SHIFTS TO VOTERS ON ELECTION DAY

Obama and Romney yield center stage to Americans after a campaign that packed suspense to the end.

2. WHAT TO WATCH ON ELECTION NIGHT HOUR BY HOUR

Tuesday could be a long night as the razor-close race comes to a close.

3. TUESDAY'S THE (SORT OF) BIG DAY

With all the early and absentee voting, Election Day just isn't what it used to be.

4. HOW NY AND NJ ARE HELPING DISPLACED RESIDENTS VOTE

Provisional ballots, "authorized messengers" carrying mail-in votes, and shuttle buses are among the ways the two states are using to make sure those in Sandy-affected areas participate.

5. CONGRESS LIKELY TO FRUSTRATE ELECTED PRESIDENT

The new legislature will continue to be a headache for the winner of the White House.

6. WHY PUTIN FIRED HIS DEFENSE CHIEF

A criminal investigation into alleged fraud in selling-off military assets pushed the Russian president to sack his minister.

7. AMERICAN SUZUKI FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION

The U.S. distributor of Japanese cars plans to focus on selling motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles after restructuring.

8. SYRIAN TURMOIL GOES FROM BAD TO WORSE

Anxiety mounts over what many have feared as a worst-case scenario — violent infighting among Syria's opposition groups.

9. WHAT OUR MOVIE CRITIC THINKS OF THE LATEST BOND FILM

Half a century into the franchise, "Skyfall" is easily one of the best 007 movies yet.

10. SAINTS MORE HOPEFUL AFTER KNOCKING OFF REELING EAGLES

Drew Brees threw two touchdown passes for rising New Orleans, while Michael Vick was sacked seven times for down, and nearly out, Philadelphia.

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