Top Stories: North Korea’s Failed Test; Syria’s Fragile Ceasefire

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Our early headlines:

Failed Missile Test May Make North Korea More Belligerent.

Syrian Activists Claim Regime Is Using Force To Break Up Demonstrations.

Today’s Hero: Newark Mayor Cory Booker, For Going Into A Burning Building.

Tame Inflation Report Gives Federal Reserve Reason To Stay Easy.

Holy Hail! Photos, Videos Show Texas Storm’s Fury; Drifts 4-Feet Deep.

It’s Friday The 13th, So Say It All Together: ‘Paraskevidekatriaphobia’.

Other top stories:

— “Obama Sticks Up For Ann Romney In Working Mom Flap.” (The Associated Press)

— “Next Big Question In The Trayvon Martin Case: What Now?” (

— “High Stakes For Iran Nuclear Talks.” (The Christian Science Monitor)

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