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July 31, 2012

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1. RENEWED CLASHES REPORTED IN SYRIA'S LARGEST CITY

The battle stretches into its 11th day — longer than the rebel assault on the capital Damascus that was crushed in July.

2. DREW PETERSON'S MURDER TRIAL BEGINS

Opening statements begin at 9 a.m. in the case against the ex-police officer accused of killing his third wife.

3. HOW U.S. VETS VIEW IRAQ VIOLENCE

Interviews with a handful of those who served there offer some differing perspectives.

4. ROMNEY USES POLAND SPEECH TO PRAISE ALLIES

After gaffes in Israel and England, many awaited hearing what the GOP presidential contender had to say in Warsaw.

5. WHEN WILL THE FED TAKE STEPS TO HELP THE ECONOMY

Chairman Ben Bernanke says it will take action if unemployment stays high but economists don't expect that will happen this week.

6. DEBATE OVER JAPAN NUCLEAR POWER RAISES ANOTHER QUESTION

Some are asking if Japan should keep open the possibility of making nuclear weapons.

7. VOTERS HEAD TO THE POLLS IN GEORGIA AND TEXAS

A senate runoff among GOP candidates in the Lone Star State and congressional contests in the Peach State will be decided when polls open today.

8. RALLY MAY INDICATE WHO WILL STAY AT PENN STATE

Fans get the chance to sway football players at the morning event.

9. OUTAGE LEAVES 600 MILLION WITHOUT ELECTRICITY IN INDIA

The massive blackout follows a collapse of the northern power grid a day earlier.

10. PHELPS GETS TWO MORE SHOTS AT GOLD TODAY

The Olympic swimmer defends his title in the 200-meter butterfly and also swims in the 4x200 freestyle final after finals begin at 1:30 p.m.

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