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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    
1. FRENCH OFFICIAL IDENTIFIES SUSPECTED MASTERMIND OF PARIS ATTACKS
    
Belgian Abdelhamid Abaaoud is also reportedly linked to thwarted attacks on a Paris-bound high-speed train and Paris area church.
    
2. WORLD LEADERS PRESSED FOR RESPONSE TO PARIS ATTACKS
    
The Group of 20 leading rich and developing nations is set to outline its coordinated response at a summit in Turkey.
    
3. NEW IDEAS TO TACKLE SYRIA REFUGEE CRISIS
    
The central approach: Rather than struggle to gather waning humanitarian aid, invest billions raised on financial markets to develop the overburdened Mideast nations hosting them, like Lebanon and Jordan.
    
4. HOW GOP REACTS TO PARIS ATTACKS
    
The tragedy intensifies Republican opposition to letting thousands of Syrian refugees come to the United States.
    
5. MOBSTERS HUNGRY FOR ROME'S EATERIES
    
Italian officials launch a series of investigations in which mafia clans are suspected of buying up Roman tourist restaurants to launder cocaine profits.
    
6. WHICH ENERGY SOURCE IS NOT GOING AWAY ANYTIME SOON
    
Demand for coal is leveling off, but it is here to stay for decades, no matter how many billions of dollars of investment go into cleaner energy like wind and solar.
 

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    Saturday, February 17 2018 10:46 PM EST2018-02-18 03:46:19 GMT

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