Top Stories: Frightful Weather; Fiscal Cliffhanger; Soft Shopping Season

NPR | Dec. 26, 2012 4:59 a.m.

Contributed By:

Mark Memmott

Good morning.

Our early headline:

Weather Outside Is Frightful; Tornadoes, Snow, Rain Lash Much Of Nation.

Some of the other stories making news today:

— ” ‘Fiscal Cliff’ To Bring President Obama Back Early From Hawaii.” (Los Angeles Times)

— “Post-Holiday Retail Sales Are Now Key To Shopping Season Success.” (Forbes)

— In Video, Commander Of Syria’s Military Police Says He Has Defected To The Opposition. (BBC News).

— “Despite Protests, Egypt Has A New Constitution.” (Morning Edition)

— “N.Y. Gunman: Killing Is ‘What I Like Doing Best.’ ” (The Associated Press)

And in case you missed these stories over the Christmas holiday:

— “Jack Klugman, Half Of ‘The Odd Couple’ Dies At 90.” (Morning Edition)

— “Charles Durning, King Of Character Actors, Dies.” (The Associated Press)

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