Top Stories: Afghan Bombings, Gingrich Surge, Climate-Treaty Talks

Good morning.

Our early headlines were:

Dozens Of Bodies Scattered After Deadly Bombings In Afghanistan.

Coal Company Reportedly Set To Pay $200 Million In W. Va. Disaster.

BP Accuses Halliburton Of Destroying Gulf Spill Evidence.

Before Obama Invites Teddy Roosevelt Comparisons, Read TR’s Words.

Other top stories of the morning include:

— “Newt Gingrich Surges In New Polls.” (USA Today’s On Politics blog)

— “Climate-Treaty Talks Target U.S., China Emissions.” (Morning Edition)

— “Downgrade Threat Damps Euro Markets.” (The Wall Street Journal)

— “Drone That Crashed In Iran May Give Away U.S. Secrets.” (Los Angeles Times)

— “Blagojevich Faces Tough Odds On Leniency Bid;” Sentencing Hearing Begins Today. (Chicago Tribune)

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