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Top Stories: Saudi King's Death; Japanese Hostages' Fate Unknown

Good morning, here are our early stories:

-- Saudi King Abdullah Leaves Behind A Complex Legacy.

-- Fate Of Japanese Hostages Unclear After Islamic State's Deadline Passes.

And here are more early headlines:

Yemen's President, Cabinet Resign Despite Deal With Rebels. ( Washington Post)

Heavy Winter Storm On East Coast Forecast For This Weekend. ( AP)

U.S., Cuba Conclude Two Days Of High Level Talks. ( USA Today)

Ohio Man Pleads Not Guilty To Plotting U.S. Capitol Attack. ( Cincinnati.com)

Obama To Address U.S. Conference Of Mayors. ( AP)

Securing India's Capital Ahead Of Obama Visit. ( Reuters)

Bomb Kills 2 In Eastern Indian Courtroom. ( Press Trust Of India)

Liberal Theologian And New Testament Scholar Marcus Borg Dies. ( Episcopal News Service)

Smelly Whale Carcass Surfaces Underneath Seattle Ferry Dock. ( Seattle Times)

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