Morning roundup

Top Stories: Deadly Day In Syria; Americans To Be Charged In Egypt

Good morning.

Our early headlines:

Syrian Regime Has 'License To Kill' After Diplomatic Impasse, Activists Say.

Release Americans 'Immediately,' Ambassador Rice Tells Egypt.

Poll Gives Obama 'Clear Edge' Over Romney.

Eli Has Two Rings, Peyton Has One; Time For Little 'Bro To Get More Respect?

Other top stories include:

— "Deal Is Closer For A U.S. Plan On Mortgage Relief ... Would Require Banks To Provide Billions Of Dollars In Aid To Homeowners." (The New York Times)

— "Merkel Presses Greece As Another Bailout Deadline Slips." (Reuters)

— "M.I.A.'s Super Bowl Obscenity An FCC Headache." (Politico)

— In "Act Of Evil," Father Suspected In Wife's Disappearance Apparently Kills Himself And Two Sons In Fire. (The Seattle Times)

— "Cyclist Alberto Contador Banned 2 Years For Doping," Stripped Of Tour de France Title: (The Associated Press)



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