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Top Stories: European Plane Crash; Food Companies Heinz, Kraft To Merge

Good morning, here are our early stories:

-- Black Box From German Crash Damaged, But Could Still Hold Clues.

-- Heinz, Kraft Announce Merger.

And here are more early headlines:

Afghan President Ghani To Address Congress Today. (VOA)

California Police Officer Killed, Suspect Sought. (San Jose Mercury News)

Wisconsin State Trooper, Suspect, Killed After Apparent Bank Robbery. (FDL Reporter)

Appeals Court Hearing Set On Stay Of Obama's Immigration Action. (AP)

Lawmakers Challenge Secret Service Director On Latest Incident. (CNN)

Huge Crowds Gather To See Late Singapore Leader's Coffin. (Bloomberg)

Report: Massachusetts To Ask For Federal Aid For Snow Emergencies. (AP)

Sly And The Family Stone, Steve Martin In National Recording Registry. (Los Angeles Times)

Sudanese Chess Master Is A Former "Lost Boy". (Washington Post)

Cubs Pitcher Winds Up At Wrong Spring Training Park. (Chicago Sun-Times)

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Korva Coleman is a newscaster for NPR.

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