FIRST LOOK: Toxic turkey recalled; McCain laughs off wife’s public critique

Liz Goodwin

Welcome to "First Look," a daily roundup of early-bird news and a preview of what's to come:

• Many reusable grocery bags sold by big chains contain lead. (Tampa Tribune)

• President Obama releases a plan to end combat in Afghanistan in 2014. (New York Times)

• At least 30 college presidents make more than $1 million a year. (Washington Post)

• A Texas farm has recalled more than a ton of possibly toxic turkey breasts. (CNN)

• One thing that might get done in Congress's lame-duck session: a long-awaited food safety bill. (The Hill)

• Economists have bad news for the long-term unemployed. (NPR)

• Arizona GOP Sen. John McCain laughs off his wife's ad that opposes "don't ask, don't tell." (Politico)

• A fact-check of four plans to reduce the federal deficit. (PolitiFact)

• Meanwhile, a poll finds only 4 percent of voters want Congress to start with deficit reduction. (CBS)

• British officials unveil a plan to monitor national happiness. (Guardian)

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