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French Official Confirms Chief Planner Of Paris Attacks Died In Raid

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 7:18am

Abdelhamid Abaaoud, 28, who had boasted of mounting ISIS attacks, has been confirmed dead in Wednesday's police raid in a suburb north of Paris, according to the Paris prosecutor's office.

Preliminary Confirmation: Planner Of Paris Attacks Died In Police Raid

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 6:42am

The suspected organizer of the attacks that killed 129 people was among those killed in a police raid in a suburb of the French capital, the Paris prosecutor said in a statement on Thursday.

French National Assembly Extends State Of Emergency

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 6:17am

The French government is pressured to prevent another attack. The fate of the planner of last week's attacks is still unknown. Tension from the attacks has spread to other European countries.

Rival Arizona State Pulls Prank On University Of Arizona

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 5:59am

Pranksters collected signatures for a ballot measure declaring the University of Arizona was built on land taken from Mexico. For the record, both schools are on land taken from Mexico in the 1840s.

Tennesse's Republican Leader Wants To Close The Door To Syrian Refugees

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 5:47am

A small group of Syrian refugees has arrived in Tennessee. A top Republican lawmaker there has called for the state's National Guard to remove them and prevent new refugees from entering the state.

ISIS, Refugees Elevate National Security Issues In U.S. Campaign

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 5:46am

President Obama challenged his critics to offer solutions of their own to defeat ISIS. So what are the Republican candidates saying?

Piano Set Up At Paris Train Station Provides Music And Comfort

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 5:40am

A piano was set up inside the Gare du Nord for anyone to play. Issam Djouad, a young man with curly dark hair and a multicolored scarf, sat down and began to play.

Chicago City Council Approves Ban On Drones

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 5:33am

It prohibits the flying of drones within 5 miles of the city's airports, and creates no-fly zones over churches, schools, hospitals, police stations and private property without the owner's consent.

Hitting ISIS Where It Hurts By Striking Oil Trucks

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 5:30am

Illicit oil sales generate large revenues every day for the so-called Islamic State. The U.S. strikes could dry up a significant stream of cash for the group.

U.S. Launches Airstrikes On Scores Of ISIS Oil Tankers

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 5:30am

Illicit oil sales generate millions of dollars for the so-called Islamic State each day. The U.S. strikes could dent a much needed stream of revenue.

U.S. Looks For More Help To Fight ISIS, End Syria's Civil War

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 5:27am

Deputy Secretary of State Anthony Blinken says defeating militants from the Islamic State is going to take some time. He tells Steve Inskeep that coalition forces have made significant progress.

Paris Market Buzzes With Early Morning Activity

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 5:16am

It turns out that the Bastille Market was just a short cab ride from where we've been staying in Paris. We got there before most shoppers and vendors were rushing to get set up for the morning rush.

Race Organizers Apologize For 'Longer' Half Marathon

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 4:33am

Runners in Bangkok entered a half marathon. Race organizers, however, accidentally had the runners take a wrong turn, adding four miles to the race.

National Book Awards Handed Out In New York City

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 4:28am

The winners included Adam Johnson in fiction, Ta-Nehisi Coates in nonfiction, Robin Coste Lewis in poetry and Neal Shusterman in young people's literature.

Investigators Explore Belgian Neighborhood's Connection To Terrorism

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 4:27am

Steve Inskeep talks to journalist Ben Taub, who has a piece in The New Yorker, about why Belgium has been a center for radical terrorists in recent years.

Raid Stirs Unease In Paris Suburb Of Saint-Denis

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 4:25am

Paris is a city still on edge — especially after Wednesday's raid on a northern suburb. We here from a French TV correspondent who talked to residents where the attack happened

Judges To Hear Appeal Over NFL's Concussion Lawsuit Settlement

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 4:09am

Former NFL players who are fighting the settlement terms will have their say in a federal appeals courtroom in Philadelphia on Thursday. Payouts for the potential $1 billion settlement are on hold.

Fate Of Attack Leaders Still Unknown After Raid In France

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 4:09am

Paris is a city that is still full of tension after Wednesday's violent raid on a Paris suburb. Authorities in Germany have stepped up security measures after Friday's attacks in Paris.

Paris Attacks Create A Dilemma For Travelers

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 3:51am

As Paris tries to recover from the terror attacks, people who planned to travel there seem to be conflicted about whether to go. Airlines reacted quickly, allowing travelers to rebook their flights.

New Stats Boast A Dip In Homelessness — But They're Not The Full Story

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 11:43pm

Over 560,000 people lived on the street or in homeless shelters this year — a 2 percent drop, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Still, many say the numbers are unreliable.




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