9:48am

Mon November 21, 2011
The Two-Way

Home Sales Are Up, But So Are 'Contract Failures'

There was a 1.4 percent increase in sales of existing homes in October from September, the National Association of Realtors reported this hour.

At its 4.97 million annual rate, the pace of sales was up 13.5 percent from October 2010.

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9:27am

Mon November 21, 2011
The Two-Way

Penn State Taps Former FBI Director Freeh As 'Investigative Counsel'

Former FBI Director Louis Freeh has been brought in to be a "special investigative counsel" for Penn State's internal look into how its officials handled reports that former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky might have been sexually abusing young boys.

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9:06am

Mon November 21, 2011
The Two-Way

Speed Of Light Hasn't Been Broken, Second Set Of Scientists Says

Originally published on Mon November 21, 2011 4:40 pm

Albert Einstein: His famous theory faces a challenge.
AP

Full disclosure: We're not even close to being qualified to figure out who's right and who's wrong on this one.

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8:42am

Mon November 21, 2011
National Security

The American Behind The 2008 Attack On Mumbai

Originally published on Mon November 21, 2011 2:38 pm

In this courtroom drawing, David Coleman Headley is shown facing a federal judge.
Carol Renaud AFP/Getty Images

American David Coleman Headley was one of the leading planners of the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, which killed 166 people over three days at two five-star hotels, a train station and a small Jewish community center.

Headley, the son of a Pakistani father and an American mother, had been chosen for the mission because he looked like a non-Muslim Westerner. He used those looks — and his U.S. passport — to plan logistics for several of the places attacked in Mumbai.

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8:15am

Mon November 21, 2011

7:50am

Mon November 21, 2011
The Two-Way

UC Davis Pepper-Spraying: Police Chief Put On Leave, Chancellor To Speak

Originally published on Wed August 1, 2012 8:56 am

In this image made from video, a police officer uses pepper spray as he walks down a line of Occupy demonstrators sitting on the ground at the University of California, Davis on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011.
Thomas K. Fowler AP

7:08am

Mon November 21, 2011
The Two-Way

Seattle Mariners Outfielder Halman Stabbed To Death, Brother Arrested

"Dutch police say Seattle Mariners outfielder Greg Halman has been stabbed to death and his brother has been arrested as a suspect," The Associated Press reports from Rotterdam. He died earlier today.

Halman, 24, is Dutch-born. In the past two years with the Mariners, he appeared in 44 games — hitting at a .207 average, with two home runs and nine runs batted in.

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6:45am

Mon November 21, 2011
The Two-Way

Death Toll Rising In Cairo After Crackdown In Tahrir Square

Originally published on Mon November 21, 2011 7:26 am

An Egyptian protester prepares to hurl a tear gas canister back at security forces as others run for cover earlier today in Cairo's Tahrir Square.
Mohammed Hossam AFP/Getty Images

The death toll from three days of clashes in Cairo's Tahrir Square has risen to at least 24, a morgue official tells The Associated Press. (Note at 8:25 a.m. ET: Earlier, the official told the AP that the toll was 35; now, he says 11 of the deaths were unrelated to the violence.)

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6:15am

Mon November 21, 2011
The Two-Way

Superfailure Looks Likely; Then What?

Originally published on Mon November 21, 2011 6:28 am

The headlines this morning all say pretty much the same thing:

-- "Deficit Effort Nears Collapse." (The Wall Street Journal)

-- "Debt Supercommittee Members Brace For Failure." (The Washington Post)

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4:33am

Mon November 21, 2011
Africa

Cairo Racked By Deadly Violence For A Third Day

A protester in Cairo's Tahrir Square prepared to hurl a tear gas canister at Egyptian security forces as others ran for cover Monday.
Mohammed Hossam AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of protesters clashed with police Monday in Cairo in a spasm of violence that has lasted for three straight days and left dozens of people dead – the worst since the popular uprising that toppled Egypt's government.

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