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Top Stories: Deadly Beirut Blast; NSA Surveillance Files

Good morning, here are our early stories:

-- Two Explosions, Multiple Deaths At Iranian Embassy In Beirut.

-- NSA Releases Some Files On Electronic Surveillance.

-- LISTEN: For Its 150th, A Reading Of The Gettysburg Address.

And here are more early headlines:

Death Toll Rises To 8 From Midwest Tornadoes. ( Weather Channel)

U.N. Warns Philippines Will Need Long Term Typhoon Relief. ( Reuters)

Toronto Lawmakers Strip More Powers From Embattled Mayor. ( Globe and Mail)

Toronto Police Detonate Suspicious Device After Traffic Stop. ( Toronto Sun)

Former World Cycling Chief Denies Armstrong's Cheating Charge. ( Telegraph)

Florida Police Arrest George Zimmerman On Assault Charge. ( Orlando Sentinel)

And The Word Of The Year Is...."Selfie". ( USA Today)

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Korva Coleman is a newscaster for NPR.