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Top Stories: Thatcher's Death; Kerry's Trip To Mideast

Good morning.

Our early headlines:

-- Former British Prime Minister Thatcher Dies

-- Blocked Or Breaking Through? Mixed Signals On Gun Bills

-- North Korea To Shut Jointly Run Factories, May Test Missile

-- Book News: Chile Prepares To Exhume Pablo Neruda's Remains

Other stories making headlines:

-- "Deadly Car Bomb Rocks Central Damascus." (Al-Jazeera English)

-- "Kerry Meets Israeli Leaders To Push Mideast Peace." (The Associated Press)

-- Louisville Men And Women Both Vying For Basketball Championships. (ESPN)

-- "Officials: Bodies Of 2 Children Recovered From Construction Site" In South Carolina. (WSOC-TV)

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