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ASSAD HAS TO GO NOW. Must Leave Syria With His Brutality and Duplicity.
Against the backdrop of a new massacre in Syria, UN envoy Kofi Annan will propose global and key regional players develop a strategy to end the 15-month conflict.

ASSESSING THE DRAW-DOWN. Panetta in Afghanistan.
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is in Afghanistan reviewing plans for military draw-down, as violence incidents increase. This is his fourth trip to that war zone.

REOPENING TALKS. Reconsidering New Route.
U.S. is trying to break deadlocked talks with Pakistan over reopening a route for NATO troop supplies entering Afghanistan, thanks to a new deal with Asian countries to transport equipment through their territory.

WHAT'S GOING ON? The Economy, Stupid.
That question is raising fears and dividing economists. And it's one that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will be ready for when he visits Capitol Hill. Meanwhile, more US citizens are worried about the cost of energy.

THAT TRIPLE CROWN CLUB. Another?
I'll Have Another marks another bid to win the Triple Crown. There have been 30 horses that came into the Belmont Stakes with a chance to win the honor.