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TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS With executive pay, rich pull away from America A mounting body of economic research indicates that the rise in pay for company executives is a critical feature in the widening income gap. (By Peter Whoriskey) Obama’s Libya stance incites furor Lawmakers opposing president may try to cut off funding for air war or signal disapproval in vote. (By David A. Fahrenthold and Peter Finn) Gray’s popularity plummets A new poll shows a sharp decline in D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s popularity in the months since his victory. (By Nikita Stewart, Jon Cohen and Peyton M. Craighill) U.S. in peace talks with Taliban, Karzai says Afghan president says for the first time that U.S., Afghan and Taliban peace talks “have started.” (By Pamela Constable) Musician Clarence Clemons dies at 69 Saxophonist best known for his work with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band died Saturday. (By Terence McArdle) POLITICS AP sources: US officials w

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TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS State Dept., Pentagon offer to evacuate family members from Tokyo The State Department and Pentagon announced they would assist in evacuating family members of their officials who wish to leave Tokyo and northern Japan, and the U.S. government urged Americans to stay at least 50 miles from the plant - four times the distance recommended by the Japanese government. (By Rick Maese) Costs hinder U.S. ‘nuclear renaissance’ The United States is leaning on the first generation of plants built decades ago, even as critics worry that the reactors have some dangerous weaknesses. (By Jia Lynn Yang and Steven Mufson) Poll: Most side with GOP on Social Security More say Social Security needs major overhaul, but little agreement on how, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. (By Jon Cohen and Peyton M. Craighill) Bahrain assaults protesters Government troops attack pro-democracy demonstrators in defiance of U.S. warnings. (By