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Timeline of events in Petraeus case

WASHINGTON — The extramarital affair that brought down David Petraeus' celebrated career last week raised many questions. Among them: when exactly the affair began, how the FBI stumbled upon the information and who was told about it. Here's a timeline of events, according to officials involved in t Full story

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   New York Times correspondent Jodi Kantor talks about President Barack Obama’s strategy for his second term.

Three women intertwine in downfall of David Petraeus

(Reuters) - Jill Kelley is a fixture on the Tampa, Florida, military scene, volunteering for community relations work with foreign military officers and their families stationed at MacDill Air Force base. Full story

Broadwell’s harassing emails revealed

   The FBI eventually discovered that the emails received by Jill Kelley, a close friend of the Petraeus family, were sent by Paula Broadwell. And as they dug deeper, the affair between Broadwell and Petraeus came to light. NBC’s Andrea Mitchell reports.

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Why Men Like Petraeus Risk It All to Cheat

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  Petraeus probe may have began with emails from Broadwell to woman

CNBC's John Harwood has more on how an FBI investigation into Gen. David Petraeus' biographer, Paula Broadwell, may have started with emails sent to another woman by Broadwell.

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Commander of the International Security Assistance Force/U.S. Forces in Afghanistan General David Petraeus shakes hands with author Paula Broadwell in this ISAF handout photo originally posted July 13, 2011. The FBI investigation that led to the discovery of CIA Director David Petraeus' affair with

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