FIRST LOOK: 15 million people applied for American green-card lottery

Liz Goodwin
The Lookout

Welcome to First Look, a daily roundup of early-bird news and a preview of what's to come:

• Ahead of UN's meeting on climate change in Cancun, the Obama administration has a Plan B for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. (The Washington Post)

• A record 15 million people applied for a U.S. green-card lottery this year. (Wall Street Journal)

• In a historic reversal, the Pope said using condoms is not always morally wrong. (BBC)

• Germany is tracking two suicide bombers. (The Wall Street Journal)

• TSA chief says screenings should be "minimally invasive," appearing to back down from earlier hardline stance on pat-downs and body scanners. (USA Today)

• Meanwhile, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she wouldn't want a pat-down. (Daily News)

• Defense Secretary Robert Gates has agreed to release the Pentagon study on repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" a day early. (Politico)

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