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May 29th, 2012
06:50 AM ET

Early Reads for Tuesday, May 29, 2012

We know you've got to run this morning, so here's a quick look at the big stories of the day:

Top News stories:

* Eight dead as 5.8 earthquake shakes northern Italy

* NATO: Senior al Qaeda leader killed in Afghanistan

* Robbery suspect falls to death from crane on SMU campus

Early Reads:

* A Florida teen gets in trouble for standing up to bullies, and the school says she went too far. The Daily Commercial has this story.

* Be careful what you post on Facebook. Australia's Telegraph reports on a 17-year-old girl in Australia who posted a fat wad of cash, only to be robbed.

* The New York Times reports on zoos across the country being forced to choose which endangered species to save, and which ones to let die out.

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