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ABC7 NEWS: The very latest on these stories today on Good Morning Washington:

There's a new twist to the Gen. David Petraeus sex scandal. The Pentagon now says that the top American commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, is under investigation for alleged "inappropriate communications" with a woman who is said to have received threatening emails from Paula Broadwell, the woman with whom Petraeus had an extramarital affair.

Former D.C. Council chair Kwame Brown will be sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to federal bank fraud charge.

ABC7 WEATHER: Today, we will see lingering morning showers until noon, then some sun with chilly temperatures in the low 50s later on.

PELOSI STEPPING DOWN?: Per the Washington Post, “House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), who built and then lost the largest Democratic majority in a generation, is considering ending her historic 10-year reign as Democratic leader after the second disappointing election in a row for her caucus.”

KERRY CONSIDERED FOR DEFENSE SECRETARY: Per the Washington Post, “President Obama is considering asking Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) to serve as his next defense secretary, part of an extensive rearrangement of his national security team that will include a permanent replacement for former CIA director David H. Petraeus.”

DCPS CLOSING LIST TO BE RELEASED: Per the Washington Post, “On the national level, President Obama and members of Congress are pivoting off the election right into a high-stakes issues: how to avoid drastic “fiscal cliff” spending cuts. In District politics, Mayor Vincent C. Gray and D.C. Council members are doing their own pivot — to school closings. Two D.C. Council members, Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) and Kenyan McDuffie (D), said they expect D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya K. Henderson to publicly reveal the closure list Tuesday.”

EAST COAST RAPIST PLEA EXPECTED: Per WTOP, “A Connecticut man who authorities blame for a series of rapes and assaults of women along the East Coast is expected to plead guilty for the first time to one of those attacks. A plea hearing in Prince William County court is scheduled for Tuesday morning for Aaron Thomas of New Haven, Conn. He is charged with abducting three teenage trick-or-treaters in 2009 and raping two of them.”

BRYCE HARPER WINS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Per ABC7 News, “Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels became the youngest AL Rookie of the Year on Monday and Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals was voted the second-youngest winner of the NL honor.”

NEWSTALK: Today on Newstalk (Broadcast live at 10am on NewsChannel 8) University of Maryland climate scientist Dr. Tony Busalacchi talks about the new NOAA Climate Predication Center in College Park and D.C. Councilman Michael Brown gives his first in-depth interview since his defeat in last week's election.

-Allene Bryant

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