A.M. Links: Hamas Fires Rockets into Israel, Teenage Brothers Charged With Murdering Girl, Another GOP Senate Candidate Wades into a Rape Controversy, American Novel a Hit in North Korea, Syrian Government Will Observe Cease-Fire, Gold Hits Seven Week Low


  • Tea Party-backed GOP Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock said that pregnancies from rape are intended by God. 
  • The Syrian government has agreed to observe a cease-fire during Eid al-Adha, says the UN envoy to Syria. 
  • "Gone With the Wind" is a hit in North Korea. The government, which enforces some of the strictest censorship laws in the world, publishes the American classic. 
  • Hamas fired rockets into southern Israel Wednesday afternoon, injuring five. Israel responded with strikes on Hamas mortar crews.
  • Gold has hit a seven week low ahead of the Fed's policy statement expected later today. 
  • Two brothers have been charged with the murder of a 12-year-old girl. The boy's mother alerted police after finding a potentially implicating Facebook posting. 

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