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Top Stories: Explosions In Damascus; 'Globe' Endorses Huntsman

Good morning.

Our early headlines:

-- Bomb Wreaks Death, Destruction In Damascus.

-- Penn State Ready To Name New Football Coach, ESPN Says.

-- Coming Up: December Jobs And Unemployment Report.

Some of the day's other top headlines so far:

-- Boston Globe Endorses Jon Huntsman In New Hampshire GOP Presidential Primary. (Boston Globe)

-- "Could Typo Rewrite Caucus History?" Iowa Republican Thinks Santorum Might Have Won. (KCCI-TV)

-- "Iran Plans More War Games In Strait As Sanctions Bite." (Reuters)

-- "China Warns U.S. On Asia Military Strategy." (BBC News)

-- "Gasoline Prices Start The Year At A High — And Rising." (Los Angeles Times)

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