Thu., February 28, 2013 8:05am (EST)

Top Stories: Pope's Last Day; More Aid For Syrian Rebels; Sequester Looms
By Mark Memmott
Updated: 1 year ago

Good morning.

Our early headlines:

-- U.S. To Give Syrian Opposition $60 Million More In Non-Lethal Aid, Kerry Says.

-- On Benedict's Last Day, A Pledge Of Obedience To His Successor.

-- Book News: 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Author Says Next Book Will Be Tamer.

Other stories making headlines:

-- Sequester: "Oh, It's Gonna Happen." (Morning Edition)

-- "Predicting Effect Of Cuts Involves Much Guesswork." (The Washington Post)

-- Returning Servicewomen Are Fastest Growing Segment Of Homeless Population. (The New York Times)

-- "Medicare Paid $5.1 Billion For Poor Nursing Home Care." (The Associated Press)

-- "Boeing Reports 787 Battery Fix To Japan Regulators." (The Associated Press)

-- North Korean Leader, Former NBA Player Dennis Rodman, Attend Game Together In Pyongyang. (South Korea's Yonhap News)


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