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Top Stories: Agribusiness Giants To Merge; Chelsea Manning Ends Hunger Strike

Good morning, here are our early stories:

-- Chemical Giant Bayer Agrees To Buy Monsanto For $66 Billion.

-- Chelsea Manning Ends Hunger Strike: Army Agrees To Gender-Affirming Surgery.

And here are more early headlines:

In Speech, E.U. President Reflects On Bloc's Future After Brexit. (Reuters)

Syrian Truce Holding, Attention Now On Relief Deliveries. (CNN)

Bernie Sanders Joins Oil Pipeline Protest. (The Hill)

Federal Trial Of Oregon Refuge Occupation Opens. (KOPB)

Myanmar Leader Suu Kyi In Washington To Meet Obama. (VOA)

Tropical Storm Julia Hitting Florida, Georgia. (NHC)

Missouri Lawmakers To Hold Override Votes On Guns, Voter ID. (MissouriNet)

New Librarian Of Congress To Be Sworn In. (Baltimore Sun)

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Korva Coleman is a newscaster for NPR.

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