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Top Stories: U.S. Student Held In North Korea; Deadly Russian Mine Blast

Good morning, here are our early stories:

— Detained American Student Gives Apparent Confession In North Korean Video.

— 36 People Died in Coal Mine Explosion And Fire, Russia Says.

And here are more early headlines:

Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions Endorses Trump. (Politico)

Scores Killed In Baghdad Bombing. (AP)

Islamist Militants Bomb Somalia Town, Killing Dozens. (Guardian)

3 Japanese Executives Charged In Fukushima Nuclear Plant Failure. (CNN)

Film Directors Skip Oscars For Rally For Flint, Michigan. (MTV)

KKK Members Released After Calif. Fight; Police Say They Defended Themselves. (KNBC)

Obama Awarding Medal Of Honor To Navy SEAL For Afghanistan Action. (Navy Times)