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Top Stories: 'Fiscal Cliff' Looms; NRA Sparks Controversy; Gun Sales Surge

Good morning.

Our headlines from over the weekend and early today included:

Ho-Ho-Hum Last Shopping Weekend As 'Fiscal Cliff' Loomed.

Syrian Airstrikes Hit Bakery: 'Piles Of Bodies'.

Romney Didn't Want To Run, Son Says.

Morsi Wins And Loses After Egypt Passes Draft Constitution.

'Unprecedented' Public Rage Over Gang Rape In India.

'Gangnam Style' And Other Best Memes Of 2012 Say Something About Us.

Other stories making headlines include:

— "As NRA Is Criticized On Shooting Response, Bullets Sell." (CBS News)

— Woman In Afghan Police Uniform Kills U.S. Contractor In Kabul. (Reuters)

— "Syrian Peace Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi In Talks With Assad." (BBC News)

— Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, Charged With DUI. (Idaho Statesman)

— "Snow Threatens Post-Christmas Travel." (ABC News' Good Morning America)