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Top Stories: Unrest In Afghanistan, More Shelling In Syria

Good morning.

Our early headlines:

-- Will Killings Over Quran Burnings Lead To Faster Pullout From Afghanistan?

-- Santorum Defends Saying JFK Speech On Religion Makes Him Sick.

-- WikiLeaks Starts Posting Millions Of Security Firm Stratfor's Emails.

-- Developing: Shooting At High School In Chardon, Ohio.

Other stories in the news:

-- "Syrian Army Shells Homs And Northern Towns In Idlib." (BBC News)

-- "Yemen's Saleh Will Seek Exile In Ethiopia, Aides Say." (The Associated Press)

-- Train Derailment Near Toronto "Kills 3, Injures Dozens." (Toronto Sun)

-- Plot To Assassinate Russian Prime Minister Putin Reportedly Foiled. (Reuters)

-- "Silent No More, 'The Artist' Wins 5 Oscars." (Monkey See)

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