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Top Stories: Penn State Scandal, Italian Austerity Plan, Ramos Kidnapping

Good morning. We've veered from the solemn to the silly already today. Our early headlines:

-- We Pause On Veterans Day To Reread 'In Flanders Fields'

-- Penn State Scandal: Alleged Victim's Mother Was 'Horrified'

-- Turn It Up: 11/11/11 Is Here And Folks Are Overly Excited

-- Media Blogger Romenesko Resigns After Questions About Attribution

Other stories making headlines include:

-- "Italy's Senate Passes Austerity Measures." (The Associated Press)

-- "U.S. Plans Bomb Sales In Gulf To Counter Iran." (The Wall Street Journal)

-- "U.S. Soldier Convicted In 'Thrill Kill' Of Afghans." (The Associated Press)

-- "Wilson Ramos Abduction In Venezuela: Still No Contact From Kidnappers, 36 Hours In." (The Washington Post)

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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.