Top Stories: Latest In Newtown Tragedy; Is There Progress In Fiscal Cliff Talks? : The Two-Way Also: NBC's Richard Engel escapes captivity in Syria; private equity firm Cerberus is selling its stake in the company that makes the rifle used in the Newtown shootings; 22 Illinois fraternity students charged after pledge dies of alcohol poisoning; NASA crashes two probes into the Moon.
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Top Stories: Latest In Newtown Tragedy; Is There Progress In Fiscal Cliff Talks?

Good morning, here are our early stories:

In A 'Numb' Newtown, Students Head Back To School.

Is A 'Fiscal Cliff' Deal Near?

And here are more early headlines:

Investment Group Selling Its Holdings In Maker Of Bushmaster, Rifle Used In Newtown Shootings. (Reuters)

Iraq's President And Kurdish Leader, Jalal Talabani Suffers Stroke. (CNN)

NBC Correspondent Richard Engel And Team Escape Captivity In Syria. (NBC)

South Korean Voters Choose President Tomorrow, Could Elect First Female Leader. (Los Angeles Times)

Extreme Cold Kills At Least 37 In Ukraine. (Kyiv Post)

Officials Charge 22 Northern Illinois University Fraternity Students After Pledge Dies Of Alcohol Poisoning. (Chicago Tribune)

Federal Judge Permits Samsung To Sell Smartphones With Infringed Patents From Apple. (CNN/Fortune)

NASA Crashes Two Probes Into Moon To Ensure They Don't Crash In The Wrong Place Later. (CNET)