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Top Stories: Troops' Ashes Put In Landfill; Corzine Testifies

Good morning.

Our early headlines:

-- Report: Hundreds Of Troops' Ashes Were Dumped In Landfill.

-- Corzine Apologizes, Defends Actions Of MF Global, May Invoke Fifth

-- European Central Bank Cuts Rates To Match Record Low.

-- Jobless Claims Drop To 9-Month Low.

-- Top News Memes Of 2011: Pepper Spray Cop, Bin Laden, Steve Jobs.

Other stories making headlines include:

-- "Stealth Drone Highlights Tougher U.S. Strategy On Iran." (The Washington Post)

-- Putin Accuses U.S. Of Spurring Protests Over Russian Election Results. (BBC News)

-- "Euro Failure Is 'Luxury We Can't Afford,' Sarkozy Warns." (CNN)

-- "American Gets 2 1/2 Years In Prison For Defaming Thai King." (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.