Top Stories: Vatican Conclave Starts; La. Textbooks Teach About Hippies : The Two-Way Also: North Korea ends its armistice with South Korea and cuts the phone hotline to South Korea; a European snow storm snarls travel; five Americans are killed in an Afghan helicopter crash; and NASA will unveil the makeup of Martian soil discovered by the Curiosity Rover's recent drilling effort.
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Top Stories: Vatican Conclave Starts; La. Textbooks Teach About Hippies

Good morning, here are our early stories:

Watch For The White Smoke: Cardinals Begin Conclave To Select Next Pope.

Book News: Hippies Were Dirty And Liked Music By Satanists, Louisiana Textbook Claims.

And here are more early headlines:

North Korea Declares Armistice 'Invalid', Cuts Phone To South Korea. (Wall Street Journal)

European Snow Closes Chunnel, Delays German, French Air Traffic. (Bloomberg)

Colorado Shooting Suspect Scheduled To Enter Plea Today. (Reuters)

Senate Panel Prepared To Vote On Assault Weapons Ban Today. (USA Today)

Report: U.S. Schools Need Billions In Repairs. (AP)

After Sex Conviction Overturned, Hagel Orders Review Of Military Clemency. (Air Force Times)

Five American Service Members Killed In Afghan Chopper Crash. (CNN)

What's In Martian Soil? NASA To Reveal Curiosity Probe Drilling Results. (Space.com)