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Wed December 21, 2011
The Two-Way

Top Stories: Earth-Size Planets, Partisan Brawl, Tired Pilots

Originally published on Wed December 21, 2011 7:17 am

Good morning.

We've already written about:

-- First 'Earth-Size Planets Beyond Our Solar System' Discovered.

-- Mood In North Korean Capital Is 'Subdued But Calm,' U.K. Diplomat Says.

-- Accused Of Sexually Abusing Children Decades Ago, Sportswriter Retires.

Other stories making headlines:

-- "In A Year Of Partisan Brawls, Congress Goes One More Round" Over Payroll Taxes, Long-Term Jobless Benefits. (It's All Politics and Morning Edition)

-- "Defense To Start In Manning Leaks Hearing." (CNN Justice)

-- "8 U.S. Soldiers Charged In Death Of Comrade In Afghanistan." (The Washington Post)

-- "FAA To Issue Rules Aimed At Tired Airline Pilots." (The Associated Press)

-- Great Plains Interstates "Reopening After Plains Snowstorm." (Weather.com)

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