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Top Stories: IRS Chief To Speak; Russian Ships And Syria

Good Friday morning, here are our early stories:

-- Congress Due To Grill Ousted IRS Chief.

-- Reports: Russia Sends More Missiles, Has Ships Near Syria.

-- Kai The 'Hatchet Hitchiker' Is Accused Of Murder.

And here are more early headlines:

Weather Service Says 16 Tornadoes Struck Texas. ( CNN)

Second Appeals Court Rebuffs Obama Labor Board Recess Picks .( Politico)

U.S. Denounces Japan Mayor's Comments On Sex Slaves. ( Reuters)

Iran Bars All Women From Running For Political Office. ( BBC)

Venezuela's Latest Shortage - Toilet Paper.( Sky News)

Candice Glover, First Woman To Win 'American Idol' In 6 Seasons. ( Billboard)

Powerball Jackpot Climbs To $550 Million. ( USA Today)

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