Morning roundup

Top Stories: British Cardinal Resigns; Congress, Obama Spar On Sequester

Good morning.

Our early headlines:

Pope Moves Up Start Of Conclave; British Cardinal Resigns Amid Allegations

Trial Set To Start On BP's Responsibility For Gulf Oil Spill

Book News: 'Life Of Pi' Author Strips Down For Charity

Other stories making headlines include:

— "Congress And Obama Assign Blame As Sequester Deadline Approaches." (National Journal)

— South Korea's First Female President Takes Oath Of Office; Vows To Revive Economy. (Yonhap News)

— "Cuban Leader Raul Castro Says He Will Retire In 2018." (Reuters)

— Power Goes Out For Hours In Pakistan; "Technical Failure" Blamed. (Dawn)

— "Horse Meat Found In Ikea Meatballs In Czech Republic." (BBC News)

— "And The Oscars Go To ..." (NPR.org)

— "Jimmie Johnson Wins Dayton 500 For 2nd Time;" Danica Patrick Finishes Eighth. (Morning Edition)

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