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Top Stories: Thatcher's Death; Kerry's Trip To Mideast

Good morning.

Our early headlines:

Former British Prime Minister Thatcher Dies

Blocked Or Breaking Through? Mixed Signals On Gun Bills

North Korea To Shut Jointly Run Factories, May Test Missile

Book News: Chile Prepares To Exhume Pablo Neruda's Remains

Other stories making headlines:

— "Deadly Car Bomb Rocks Central Damascus." (Al-Jazeera English)

— "Kerry Meets Israeli Leaders To Push Mideast Peace." (The Associated Press)

— Louisville Men And Women Both Vying For Basketball Championships. (ESPN)

— "Officials: Bodies Of 2 Children Recovered From Construction Site" In South Carolina. (WSOC-TV)