Good morning.

Earlier, we posted about:

-- Outrage, Protests In Bangladesh After Factory Fire That Killed Scores.

-- 'Cyber Monday,' 'Giving Tuesday;' Then 'Weeping Wednesday?'.

Meanwhile, here are some of the other top headlines of the morning and from over the weekend:

-- "Dems, GOP Signal Room For Compromise Ahead Of 'Fiscal Cliff' Talks." ( The Hill's Briefing Room blog)

-- Battle For Damascus Has Begun, Syrian Rebel Commander Says. (NPR's Deborah Amos, reporting from Turkey)

-- "Syria Cluster Bomb Attack 'Kills 10 Children,' " Activists Say. ( BBC News)

-- Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi May Be "Reaching Out For A Compromise" With Country's Judges. ( BBC News)

-- "Congo Rebels Dig In Around Goma As Leader Heads For Talks." ( Reuters)

-- Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, A Former Prime Minister, Retiring From Politics. ( Haaretz)

-- "Catalan Election Weakens Bid For Independence From Spain." ( Reuters)

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