Top Stories: CIA Nomination; Aurora Shooting Hearing; Football

Good morning.

Our first two headlines of the day were on news that broke this morning:

Counterterrorism Adviser Brennan To Be Tapped For CIA.

Bank Of America To Pay Fannie Mae $3.6B, Buy Back $6.75B In Mortgages.

Other stories making headlines:

– “Prosecutors To Outline Evidence” In Colorado Theater Shooting. (The Associated Press)

– Oil Rig That Ran Aground Off Alaska Is Refloated, Being Towed To Shelter. (NPR’s Jeff Brady, on the NPR Newscast)

– “Syrian Opposition Rejects Assad’s Peace Plan.” (Al-Jazeera)

– Google Chairman Schmidt And Former U.N. Ambassador Richardson Visit North Korea. (Morning Edition)

– Notre Dame, Alabama Meet In Football Championship; Game Will Likely Be “Won In The Trenches.” (Morning Edition)

– NHL Players, Owners Reach Tentative Agreement; Season Could Start Soon. (NFL.com)

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