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Top Stories: Tillerson In Moscow; GOP Holds Kansas Congressional Seat

Good morning, here are our early stories:

-- Tillerson Seeks 'Open, Candid, Frank Exchange' With Lavrov.

-- 'Rolling Stone' Settles Defamation Case With Former U.Va. Associate Dean.

-- GOP Holds Kansas House Seat As Democrat's Surprise Upset Bid Falls Short.

-- Trump Lifting Federal Hiring Freeze.

And here are more early headlines:

REPORT: FBI Had Warrant To Monitor Trump Adviser. (Washington Post)

Ex-Iranian President Ahmadinejad To Run Again For Office. (AP)

Venezuelan Leader's Motorcade Attacked Following Speech. (Reuters)

Chinese Leader Talks To Trump As U.S. Ships Sail To Koreas. (CNN)

Germany Investigates Militant Link To Blasts Near Soccer Team Bus. (BBC)

Mattis Says U.S. Goal Is Defeating ISIS, Despite Syria Strike. (Politico)

Sessions Warns Against Drugs, Illegal Immigration In Ariz. Trip. (AZ Central)