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Top Stories: 'Deacon' Jones Dies; IRS Hearings Resume

Good morning.

Our early headlines:

-- Reports: American Woman Gang-Raped In India.

-- VIDEO: Kid's Salute Turns Cymbal Crash Into Symbolic Victory.

-- 'Deacon' Jones, The NFL's Original Sackmaster, Dies.

-- Book News: Neruda's Death? Experts Say The Assassin Didn't Do It.

Other news:

-- Congress To Hear From Six Conservative Groups About Targeting. (House Ways and Means Committee)

-- In Southern California, "Powerhouse Fire's Twisting Path Tests Firefighters." (Los Angeles Times)

-- Flooding In Missouri Forces Evacuations Around St. Louis And St. Charles. (St. Louis Public Radio)

-- "Obama To Fill Influential Circuit Court Vacancies Tuesday." (The Hill)

-- "Turkey Girds For Further Protests." (The Wall Street Journal)

-- Murder Trial Of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius Delayed To Aug. 19. (South Africa's News 24)

-- Miami Heat To Face San Antonio Spurs In NBA Finals. (

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