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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    
1. FRANCE LAUNCHES NEW AIRSTRIKES ON SYRIA'S RAQQA
    
The strikes destroy the Islamic State group's command post and training camp and come a day after President Hollande vowed to forge a united coalition to defeat the jihadists.
    
2. METROJET PLANE BROUGHT DOWN BY HOMEMADE EXPLOSIVE DEVICE
    
"I can certainly say that this was a terrorist act," says the head of Russia's FSB security service.
    
3. RISK LOWER, BUT PARIS ATTACKS COULD HAPPEN STATESIDE
    
Analysts note that the U.S. is better positioned to thwart such an effort but point out to the spontaneous nature of the Islamic State group's plotting.
    
4. WHAT PUTS GOP OUTSIDERS ON THE SPOT
    
They have been getting a pass on their limited grasp of foreign policy in the presidential campaign. That may be ending in the wake of the Paris attacks.
    
5. WHO CONDEMNS PARIS ATTACKS
    
Leaders of the 21-member APEC forum, which convened in the Philippines, say in a draft statement that the events in France "demand a united voice from the global community."
    
6. MISSOURI WOULD LIKELY BE ALONE WITH 10 PERCENT BLACK FACULTY
    
No state's "flagship" public university campus has a black faculty population approaching that level, and only a handful tops even the 5 percent mark.
 

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