Top News: Obama's Approval 'Plummets;' French Banks Downgraded

Good morning.

Our first posts today were about:

Release Of American Hikers Not Imminent, Iran's Judiciary Says.

Democrats Suffer 'Demoralizing' Defeats In New York And Nevada.

Inside Kabul Siege Site:Attackers' Bodies, Walls Riddled With Bullet Holes.

Other stories making headlines include:

— "Obama Approval Plummets On Jobs Plan," Poll Signals. (Bloomberg News)

— "Moody's Downgrades Ratings For Two French Banks." (The Associated Press)

— "Palestinians Face Mounting Pressure To Drop U.N. Statehood Bid." (The Guardian)

— "U.S. Scrambles To Avert Palestinian Vote At U.N." (The New York Times)



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