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Top Stories: Gridlock Again In Congress, Olympus Takes $1 Billion Hit

Good morning.

Our early headlines:

Fate Of Payroll Tax Cut, Jobless Benefits Uncertain As Lawmakers Haggle.

'The Protester' Is 'Time' Magazine's Person Of The Year.

Terrorism Not Thought To Have Been Motivation Of Attacker In Belgium.

Other stories making headlines:

— "Euro Falls Below $1.30 For First Time Since January." (BBC News)

— "Attorney General Holder Takes Aim At New State Voting Laws." (Los Angeles Times)

— "Olympus Reveals $1 Billion Balance Sheet Hit, Stirs Merger Talk." (Reuters)

— "Gingrich Iowa Political Director Steps Down After 'Cult Of Mormon' Comment." (It's All Politics)