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Top Stories: Gulf Coast Flooding; Deadly Jail Explosion

Good morning, here are our early stories:

-- Explosion At Fla. Jail Kills 2, Injures Dozens Of Inmates.

-- 2 Feet Of Rain Causes Massive Flooding In Florida, Alabama.

And here are more early headlines:

Mark Fields To Become Ford CEO, Succeeding Alan Mulally. (CNBC)

Russian Official Suggests Talks Between Ukraine, Separatists. (AP)

Sinn Fein Leader Questioned In 1972 IRA Murder. (Los Angeles Times)

China Calls For Action After Deadly Train Bombing, Knife Attack. (VOA)

Rep. Ryan Meets Black Lawmakers To Discuss His Budget Cut Plans. (St. Louis Public Radio)

U.N.'s Syrian Mediator Brahimi Denies Resignation Reports. (Asharq Al-Awsat)

Report: AT&T Talks To DirecTV About Possible Purchase. (Wall Street Journal)

Mad Magazine's Influential, Former Editor Al Feinstein Dies. (New York Times)

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Korva Coleman is a newscaster for NPR.
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