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November 15, 2015 - 9:22pm
1 week 3 days ago

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:


French jets bomb a jihadi training camp and munitions dump in Raqqa, where Iraqi officials say the deadly attacks on Paris civilians were planned.


Hours after the Paris assaults, French...

November 15, 2015 - 9:02pm
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The mayor and police chief of Minneapolis have held a community meeting to address concerns about a police shooting that has prompted protests.

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and police Chief Janee Harteau convened a listening session Sunday evening. Authorities said earlier that the man who was shot was a suspect in an assault and kept paramedics from treating his victim. They said officers tried to intervene and a fight started, with an officer...

November 15, 2015 - 8:26pm
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal has told the White House he wants to know how many Syrian refugees have been placed in Louisiana. The letter released Saturday says he wants that and other information "in hopes that the night of horror in Paris is not duplicated here."

Jindal sent his letter a day after the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for attacks that killed 129 people and wounded 350 in Paris.

The State Department tells WWL-TV (...

November 15, 2015 - 7:58pm
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MIAMI (AP) — Five men held by the U.S. at its base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been released and sent to the United Arab Emirates.

The Pentagon says the five Yemeni men were accepted for resettlement in the Persian Gulf nation after U.S. authorities determined they no longer posed a threat. The Defense Department said in a statement Sunday that their release brings the Guantanamo prisoner population to 107.

Each of the five released over the...

November 15, 2015 - 7:19pm
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Police say an off-duty officer who shot a knife-wielding man at Washington's Union Station is from Baltimore County, Maryland.

Police in Washington said Sunday that the off-duty officer saw 25-year-old Rashad Bugg-Bey slash a woman just outside the Metro subway station at Union Station around 8:15 p.m. Saturday. They say Bugg-Bey then approached the off-duty officer, ignoring his order to drop the knife.

Police say the off-duty...

November 15, 2015 - 7:18pm
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. flag is being lowered to half-staff at the White House, federal buildings across the country and American military and diplomatic stations around the world as a mark of respect for victims of the Paris attacks.

President Barack Obama ordered the gesture of solidarity with France by proclamation Sunday. The flags will be flown at half-staff until sunset Thursday. Earlier, in the day, House Speaker Paul Ryan ordered flags lowered at the U.S....

November 15, 2015 - 5:34pm
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A recent groundswell of protests on college campuses over race, sexual misconduct and other social issues has some civil libertarians worried that the prized principle of free speech could be sacrificed in the rush to address legitimate student grievances.

The potential conflict between civil rights and the First Amendment was on display at the University of Missouri in Columbia last week when students forced the resignation of the system president...

November 15, 2015 - 5:24pm
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COMMERCE, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say three people were killed and two critically injured in a multi-vehicle collision that may have involved street racing.

The Los Angeles Times reports ( the crash occurred early Saturday on South Malt Street in Commerce.

Sheriff's Lt. Robert Medrano says three people died at the scene and two others were rushed to a hospital in critical condition. All five were...

November 15, 2015 - 5:02pm
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CLARYSVILLE, Md. (AP) — The actor who played the sneering, teenage villain in the 1984 movie, "The Karate Kid," is urging youngsters to be nice.

The Cumberland Times-News ( ) reports that Billy Zabka spoke to about 250 people Saturday at an Anti-Bullying Day event at a local martial-arts school.

Zabka says "bullying is never cool." He encouraged the kids to be the heroes of their own stories.

Zabka played...

November 15, 2015 - 4:52pm
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Democratic candidate for the Minnesota House has ended his campaign, hours after he sent out a tweet saying the Islamic State group "isn't necessarily evil."

Dan Kimmel announced the end of his bid for office today on his campaign website and Twitter account. He said his tweet was in response to a statement made during a candidate debate, not in response to Friday's deadly attacks in Paris.

He said the tweet was poorly worded and...

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