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Our early headlines:

-- North Korea's Brinksmanship: Same As Before, More Dangerous Or Both?

-- 'Fired' Could Be Next F-Word For Rutgers Coach Seen Berating Players

-- Book News: Author And Wife Of Amazon CEO Defends Online Retailer

Other top stories:

-- Obama Heads To Colorado To Make Case For New Gun Laws. (Morning Edition)

-- In Connecticut, Governor Expects To Sign "Wide-ranging" Gun Bill. (WSHU)

-- "Probe Of Texas Prosecutor Killings Looks At Local Corruption Cases." (CNN)

-- "Federal Prosecutor Withdraws From Aryan Brotherhood Case." (KERA)

-- "Israel, Gaza Launch Heaviest Strikes Since Truce." (The Associated Press)

-- "Militants Storm Court In Farah, Afghanistan;" At Least Six People Killed, 70 Injured. (BBC News)

-- "Jane Henson, Muppets Collaborator, Dies At 78." (Los Angeles Times)

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