Good morning.

Our early headlines:

-- As Attacks Continue, NATO Scales Back Joint Operations In Afghanistan.

-- Romney's Wrong And Right About The '47 Percent'.

-- Palestinians Have 'No Interest ... In Establishing Peace,' Romney Says.

Other stories in the news:

-- "Syria Tested Chemical Weapons Systems, Witnesses Say." (Der Spiegel)

-- Court Bans French Magazine From "Re-Publishing Or Distributing" Photos Of Topless Kate. (BBC News)

-- "Union To Vote Today On Deal To End Chicago Teachers Strike." (Chicago Tribune)

-- "Anti-Japan Protests Reignite Across China On Occupation Anniversary." (Reuters)

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