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Top Stories: Crisis Talks In Cannes, Assange Loses Appeal, Strike In Oakland

Good morning.

Our early headlines:

-- WikiLeaks' Julian Assange Loses Extradition Appeal.

-- Lawyer: One Of Cain's Accusers Wants Her Story Told.

-- Crisis Talks In Cannes Over Greek Bailout Plan.

-- French Newspaper Firebombed After Satire Involving Prophet Muhammad.

Other stories of the day include:

-- "Oakland Gears Up For General Strike, Which Could Bring Thousands To Downtown." (The Oakland Tribune)

-- "U.S. Futures Rise, Commodities Climb Before Fed." (Bloomberg News)

Related: Federal Reserve policymakers release their latest economic forecast and policy statement at 12:30 p.m. ET. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke is due to hold a news conference at 2 p.m. ET.

-- "Four North Georgia Men Charged In Alleged Covert Militia Plot." (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

-- "Soldier, 22, Held On Suspicion Of Spying." (Anchorage Daily News)

-- "Frank McCourt Agrees To Sell Dodgers." (Los Angeles Times)

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Mark Memmott
Mark Memmott is NPR's supervising senior editor for Standards & Practices. In that role, he's a resource for NPR's journalists – helping them raise the right questions as they do their work and uphold the organization's standards.