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Top Stories: Afghan Attack; Russian Verdict; South African Violence

Good morning.

Our early headlines:

-- Two U.S. Troops Killed By Afghan Police Officer; Latest 'Green On Blue' Attack.

-- Women In Russian Punk Band Found Guilty Of Hooliganism.

And we've updated a post we first published last evening:

-- South African Police Open Fire On Striking Miners, More Than 30 Killed.

Other stories in the news:

-- "Iran's Ahmadinejad Says No Place For Israel In New Middle East." (Reuters)

-- "Obama Offers Romney A Deal On Tax Releases." (USA Today's The Oval blog)

-- "Obama To Stick With Biden As Veep." (The Hill)

-- U.K., Sweden Criticize Ecuador For Giving Asylum To Julian Assange. (BBC News)

-- "U.S. Reliance On Oil From Saudi Arabia Is Growing Again." (The New York Times)

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