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Top Stories: Greek Leader Signs Austerity Pledge; China's Xi Continues Tour

Good morning!

Our early headlines:

As Crackdown Continues, Syria's Assad Calls For Constitutional Referendum

Malachy, The Pekingese, Becomes Top Dog In The Land

Prison Fire Kills More Than 200 Inmates In Honduras

Iran's Ahmadinejad Will Announce 'Key Nuclear Achievements'

Other stories making headlines this morning:

— Tentative Deal Reached to Preserve Cut in Payroll Tax (The New York Times)

— China's heir apparent to meet with congressional leaders (CNN)

— Greek leader signs austerity pledge, as president gives up salary (The Guardian)

— Roche warns of counterfeit cancer drug in U.S. (CBS News)