1. OBAMA STANDS HIS GROUND ON FISCAL DISPUTES
The president chose to draw attention to the aspirations he hopes will define him rather than the conflicts that have characterized his relations with a divided Congress.
2. SMITHSONIAN CURATORS SCOUT FOR OBAMA ARTIFACTS
The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History will feature a large display about the first black president.
3. HAWKISH NETANYAHU LIKELY TO BE RE-ELECTED
Israelis, who head to the polls Tuesday, no longer seem to believe that peace with the Palestinians is possible.
4. OBESITY RATES AMONG CHINA'S YOUNG CLIMBING
The government is urging schools to beef up physical education after two college students died during mandatory running exams.
5. PHILIPPINES TAKING SOUTH CHINA SEA FIGHT TO TRIBUNAL
Philippines formally notified the Asian superpower that Manila is seeking international arbitration to declare Beijing's moves in the potentially oil-rich waters "illegal and invalid."
6. WHY A CHURCH LEADER IS APOLOGIZING
Court records show former Cardinal Roger Mahony maneuvered behind the scenes to shield molester priests in the Los Angeles archdiocese.
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7. ACCUSED OF KILLING HIS FAMILY, NM TEEN TALKS
Nehemiah Griego, 15, tells authorities he had been having homicidal and suicidal thoughts.
8. INDONESIA SENTENCES BRITON TO DEATH
An Indonesian court sentenced a British grandmother to death for smuggling cocaine worth $2.5 million in her suitcase onto the resort island of Bali.
9. HIGH SCHOOL GRAD RATE HIGHEST SINCE 1976
Education Department says the rise of students completing their education is a reflection of the struggling economy and a greater competition for new jobs.
10. REMEMBERING 'JOE PA'
A year after his death, State College residents will hold a vigil Tuesday evening for the longtime Penn State coach whose reputation was tarnished by scandal.
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