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Top Stories: New Allegations In Syria; 'Piano Jazz' Host Dies

Good morning.

Our early headlines:

-- New Reports Of Chemical Weapons In Syria; Dozens May Be Dead.

-- School Clerk In Georgia Persuaded Gunman To Lay Down Weapons.

-- Kodak Reinvents Itself, Judge Approves Bankruptcy Exit.

-- Book News: Barnes & Noble Founder Pulls Plug On Buyback Plan.

Other news:

-- "New Details Show Broader NSA Surveillance Reach." (The Wall Street Journal)

-- "Marian McPartland, 'Piano Jazz' Host, Has Died." (The Record)

-- Army Pfc. Bradley Manning To Be Sentenced For Leaking "Reams Of Classified Information." (The Associated Press)

-- "Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Appears At Risk Of Falling Apart." (The Washington Post)

-- U.S. Soldier Who Killed 16 Afghan Civilians Faces Angry Villagers At Sentencing Hearing. (The Associated Press)

-- Family Of James DiMaggio Requests DNA Samples From Family Of Hannah Anderson. (

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