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Monday, February 25, 2013 - 4:24am

Top Stories: British Cardinal Resigns; Congress, Obama Spar On Sequester

Updated: 4 years ago.

Good morning.

Our early headlines:

-- Pope Moves Up Start Of Conclave; British Cardinal Resigns Amid Allegations

-- Trial Set To Start On BP's Responsibility For Gulf Oil Spill

-- Book News: 'Life Of Pi' Author Strips Down For Charity

Other stories making headlines include:

-- "Congress And Obama Assign Blame As Sequester Deadline Approaches." (National Journal)

-- South Korea's First Female President Takes Oath Of Office; Vows To Revive Economy. (Yonhap News)

-- "Cuban Leader Raul Castro Says He Will Retire In 2018." (Reuters)

-- Power Goes Out For Hours In Pakistan; "Technical Failure" Blamed. (Dawn)

"Horse Meat Found In Ikea Meatballs In Czech Republic." (BBC News)

-- "And The Oscars Go To ..." (

-- "Jimmie Johnson Wins Dayton 500 For 2nd Time;" Danica Patrick Finishes Eighth. (Morning Edition)

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