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Top Stories: Irene Aftermath; Hunt For Gadhafi; New Leader In Japan

Good morning.

The death toll from Hurricane Irene and its aftermath continues to rise, as we reported earlier. There are now 40 confirmed deaths.

We've also already posted on the latest news from Libya, where ousted leader Moammar Gadhafi remains on the run and leaders of the transitional government are trying to convince his loyalists to lay down their weapons.

Some of the morning's other top headlines:

— Yoshihiko Noda Is Japan's New Prime Minister, He Had Been Finance Minister. (NHK News)

— "White House Issues Guides On Sept. 11 Observances." (The New York Times)

— "A Key Sept. 11 Legacy: More Domestic Surveillance." (Los Angeles Times)

— "Syrian Troops 'Fire On Eid Demonstrators.' " (BBC News)

— "Murdoch Expands Internal Inquiry Of U.K. Papers." (Reuters)

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