We know you have to run this morning, so here's a quick look at the big stories of the day:
Top News stories:
Take an early look at the news that will be making national headlines in today's Early Reads:
* From Billings Gazette: Man writing book on kindness gets shot in random attack
* From Chicago Tribune: 90% of Chicago teachers support strike
* From Boston Globe: Middleborough to fine people for swearing
Don't forget to tune in to "Early Start" weekdays at 5am Eastern for more on the day's news.