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Top Stories: Wave Of Bombings In Baghdad, Political Battle Over Tax Cut

Good morning.

Our early headlines:

-- Dozens Killed, Scores Injured In Wave Of Bombings In Baghdad.

-- Third Quarter Growth Estimate Revised Down Again, To 1.8 Percent.

-- U.S. Cites 'Self Defense,' Concedes Poor Coordination In Pakistan Incident.

Other top headlines:

-- "Payroll Tax Cut: Obama Ups Pressure On Boehner." (Politico)

-- "Experts See A False Dawn In Economy's Recent Gains." (The New York Times)

-- "North Korea Awaits Kim Jong Un's Opening Moves."(Morning Edition)

-- "Syrian Forces Pursue Assaults, Arab League Team On The Way."(Reuters)

-- Sixth Person Accuses Former Philadelphia Daily News Sports Columnist Of Sexual Abuse. (Philadelphia Daily News)

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