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Top Stories: Armstrong's Admission; House Debate On Sandy Aid

Good morning.

Our early headlines:

Lance Armstrong Admits Doping, Oprah Winfrey Confirms.

White House Plan On Guns To Include 19 Executive Actions, Lawmakers Say.

Retail Sales Rose As 2012 Ended; Inflation Remained In Check.

Justice Clarence Thomas Speaks, Many Listen; But What Was He Saying?

Other stories in the news:

— "Wal-Mart Pledges To Hire 100,000-Plus Veterans." (The Associated Press)

— "House Set To Debate $50 Billion In Sandy Aid." (The Wall Street Journal)

— New York State Assembly Set To Vote On Broader Assault Weapons Ban. (Albany Times Union)

— "Vacant Since Mass Shooting, Renewed Aurora [Colo.] Theater To Reopen Thursday." (The Denver Post)

— "Pakistan Supreme Court Orders Arrest Of Prime Minister." (Los Angeles Times)

— "France Steps. Up Mali Operation, Africans Try To Catch Up." (Reuters)

— "How Mali's Conflict Affects Americans." (Morning Edition)