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Top Stories: 'Deacon' Jones Dies; IRS Hearings Resume

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Good morning.

Our early headlines:

Reports: American Woman Gang-Raped In India.

VIDEO: Kid's Salute Turns Cymbal Crash Into Symbolic Victory.

'Deacon' Jones, The NFL's Original Sackmaster, Dies.

Book News: Neruda's Death? Experts Say The Assassin Didn't Do It.

Other news:

— Congress To Hear From Six Conservative Groups About Targeting. (House Ways and Means Committee)

— In Southern California, "Powerhouse Fire's Twisting Path Tests Firefighters." (Los Angeles Times)

— Flooding In Missouri Forces Evacuations Around St. Louis And St. Charles. (St. Louis Public Radio)

— "Obama To Fill Influential Circuit Court Vacancies Tuesday." (The Hill)

— "Turkey Girds For Further Protests." (The Wall Street Journal)

— Murder Trial Of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius Delayed To Aug. 19. (South Africa's News 24)

— Miami Heat To Face San Antonio Spurs In NBA Finals. (ESPN.com)