Top of the Hour: US Ready to Begin Easing Sanctions Against Myanmar, Morning Headlines

Thursday, April 05, 2012

The U.S. is ready to begin easing sanctions against Myanmar after Sunday's elections in which pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her party won 43 of the 45 seats up for grabs in the country. In other headlines: Syrian troops launch assaults in several towns, casting doubt on the country's ceasefire agreement; former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky is due in court today; and new Census figures show a distinct shift from outer suburbs to U.S. cities. It's the first time in two decades that the annual growth rate in cities has outpaced those "exurbs."

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