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Top Stories: Crisis In Syria Continues; Fire Rages In Calif.

Good morning.

Our early headlines:

Crisis In Syria: U.S. Likely To Act Soon, AP Reports.

STUNNING VIDEO: Pilots' View Of California's Rim Fire.

Other news:

— "U.S. Ready To Launch Syria Strike" If Ordered, Defense Secretary Hagel Says. (BBC News)

— "German News Report Says U.S. Spied On United Nations." (Voice of America)

— Jurors To Soon Begin Considering Death Penalty For Fort Hood Killer. (CNN.com)

— George Zimmerman Will Ask State Of Florida "To Cover $200K-$300K Of His Legal Bills." (The Orlando Sentinel)

— "Japan's Newest Rocket Fails To Lift Off." (Reuters)