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INCREASED CLASHES THROUGHOUT SYRIA. Including Country's Largest City.
Fierce fighting is in its 11th day. This is now longer than the rebel assault on the capital Damascus that government forces crushed in July.

HIGHLY PUBLICIZED MURDER CASE. Drew Peterson's Trial Begins.
Opening statements set to get underway in the case against the ex-police officer, who is accused of killing his third wife.

MITT ROMNEY IN POLAND. Political Speech Praises Allies.
Following questionable comments in Israel and England, much interest surrounded what GOP's presidential contender would say in Warsaw.

ANOTHER INDIA OUTAGE. 600 Million Loose Electricity.
The massive blackout follows a collapse of the northern power grid a day earlier.

PHELPS WILL TRY AGAIN. Two More Shots Today.
The Olympic swimmer defends his title in the 200-meter butterfly and also swims in the 4x200 freestyle final after finals begin this afternoon.