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6:16am

Fri November 2, 2012
The Two-Way

Video May Show Rebels Executing Syrian Soldiers

In Aleppo, Syria, this week: A rebel crossed a ruined street. This image shows him in a mirror's reflection.
Javier Manzano AFP/Getty Images

A video that appears to show rebels in Syria executing a small group of soldiers from the regime of President Bashar Assad has prompted human rights groups and officials to appeal to all sides to respect the human rights of their prisoners.

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5:35am

Fri November 2, 2012
The Two-Way

Superstorm Sandy: 10 Headlines That Tell Today's Story

Originally published on Fri November 2, 2012 5:43 am

Water was being pumped out of this business in Manhattan's East Village on Thursday.
Mario Tama Getty Images

Ten of this morning's most compelling stories about the aftereffects of Superstorm Sandy:

-- "Staten Island Weeps At Discovery Of 2 Little Bodies." (SILive.com)

-- "Estimate Of Losses Is Up To $50 Billion." (The New York Times)

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5:04am

Fri November 2, 2012
The Two-Way

Job Growth Beats Forecasts; Unemployment Rate Is 7.9 Percent

Originally published on Fri November 2, 2012 9:37 am

How many signs like this were there in October? We got a clue today.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

The nation's unemployment rate edged up to 7.9 percent in October from 7.8 percent in September, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says.

But private and public employers added 171,000 jobs to their payrolls — nearly 50,000 more than economists had expected.

So the news is somewhat mixed: While the jobless rate remained stuck near 8 percent, job growth was better than forecast.

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4:02am

Fri November 2, 2012
Around the Nation

Photo Helps Track Down Calif. Lottery Winner

Originally published on Fri November 2, 2012 9:43 am

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1:31am

Fri November 2, 2012
The Two-Way

U.S. Offers New Details Of Deadly Libya Attack

Originally published on Fri November 2, 2012 9:43 am

A Libyan military guard stands in front of one of the U.S. Consulate's burned out buildings on Sept. 14. The U.S. is offering new details of the attack on the consulate that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.
Mohammad Hannon AP

Once a mob began attacking the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on the night of Sept. 11, officials in Washington, D.C., watched with alarm. Now, new details are emerging about their response to the deadly attack.

President Obama and his entire national security team monitored what was going on half a world away. Army Gen. Carter Ham, who was the regional commander for Africa, happened to be in Washington that day.

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