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Top Stories: Cairo Clashes; Fiscal Cliff Talks; Sandy's Huge Costs

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Good morning.

Our early headlines:

Protests, Clashes Build Again In Cairo.

Deal Reached On Greek Debt, Markets Rise In Relief.

Arafat's Grave Opened, Samples Taken To Be Tested For Poison.

Other stories making news:

— "Fiscal Cliff Compromise: Devil Is In The Definition Of Revenue." (It's All Politics)

— Fiscal Cliff Talks "Accelerate." (The Washington Post)

— Bangladesh Factory Fire That Killed More Than 100 "Was Deliberately Set, Officials Believe." (The Guardian)

— "North Korea Suspected Of Planning Rocket Test." (The New York Times)

— Sandy-related Damage In New York And New Jersey Topped $60 Billion, Governors Say. (The Associated Press)

— Dr. Joseph Murray, Who Performed First Successful Kidney Transplant And Won A Nobel Prize, Has Died. (The Associated Press)

— Powerball Jackpot At Record $425 Million — And Growing — Ahead Of Wednesday Drawing. (ABC News)