Top Stories: Italy Downgraded, Greece On ‘Precipice,’ Perry In NY

Good morning.

Our earlier headlines:

‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Fades Away, Media Say

Murdoch’s Media Co. Offers $4.7M To Family Victimized In Hacking Scandal

At The UN, Palestinian Bid For Membership Dominates Discussions

Other top stories of the day so far:

– “S&P Downgrades Italy’s Credit Rating.” (The Financial Times)

– “Greece Nears The Precipice, Raising Fear of Default.” (The New York Times)

“European Stocks Advance On ‘Productive’ Greece Debt Talks.” (Bloomberg News)

“Rick Perry To Criticize Obama On Middle East.” (USA Today‘s On Politics blog)

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