- Syrian troops stormed a restive neighborhood of Homs in another attempt to quell the still simmering rebellion in the country. Meanwhile, Secretary Clinton defended the Obama administration policy in the Middle East, noting that every situation is different.
- The Euro mess continues as Italy's parliament prepares for a vote on its own austerity measures, which could further imperil the chronically imperiled Prime Minister Berlusconi.
- Polls have opened in Liberia in the presidential run-off vote, though the specter of violence looms large.
- China faces some issues as it seeks energy from Burmese despots.
- A woman has stepped forward and outlined specific allegations against presidential hopeful Herman Cain. The physical nature and specificity of the allegations will require the campaign to directly address an issue it has sought to avoid.
- The Supreme Court will consider if the warrant-less and indefinite use of GPS tracking devices by law enforcement runs afoul of the fourth amendment.
- Municipal leaders try to balance civil rights and maintaining order as the Occupy protests continue.