POLICE RAID ALLEGED TERRORIST HIDEOUT Seven suspects are in custody and two are dead, including one woman who detonated a suicide vest, after a seven-hour standoff with the police and French military in Paris in an apartment 1.2 miles away from the stadium where three terrorists set off suicide bombs Friday. Authorities were reportedly targeting Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the alleged mastermind, who they believed was holed up in the apartment. Police sources told CNN the raid was "right on time" as the group was "about to move on some kind of operation." [Kelly Chen, HuffPost]
PRESIDENT OBAMA GOES AFTER ANTI-REFUGEE SENTIMENT "I cannot think of a more potent recruitment tool for ISIL than some of the rhetoric that's been coming out of here during the course of this debate," he said. And here's what Americans thought of Jewish refugees on the eve of WWII. [AP]
TWO AIR FRANCE FLIGHTS WERE GROUNDED OVER TERRORISM THREATS The outbound D.C. and L.A. planes were diverted from their route to Paris after anonymous phone threats. [Dominique Mosbergen, HuffPost]
AS WORRIES OVER TECH BUBBLE GROW, SO DOES FEDERAL SCRUTINY Federal security regulators are taking a closer look at the procedures mutual funds use to valuate Silicon Valley's best and brightest. [WSJ]
OBAMA: STOP CONSTRUCTION ON SOUTH CHINA SEA "President Obama called on China on Wednesday to halt its construction on reclaimed islands in the South China Sea, raising the contentious issue at the start of a two-day economic summit at which he and other Pacific Rim leaders also discussed trade and climate change." [NYT]
SUSPECTED BOKO HARAM MARKET BOMB KILLS 32 IN NIGERIA Eighty more people were injured in the blast, which took place in the northeastern city of Yola. [Reuters]
BOBBY JINDAL DROPS OUT OF PRESIDENTIAL RACE And then there were 14. [Nadya Agrawal, HuffPost]
YOU MIGHT JUST START USING THAT GOOGLE PLUS ACCOUNT That old thing? Prepare to dust off your profile -- Google's changes are rather snazzy. [HuffPost]
ADELE MIGHT HAVE TOPPED 'HELLO' The full performance of "When We Were Young" leaves you with all the feels. [HuffPost]
TINA FEY AND AMY POEHLER ARE CO-HOSTING THE SNL MIDSEASON FINALE With Bruce Springsteen for a musical guest -- guess we just received the best present of all this year. [HuffPost]
THE PILOTS WITH THE POWER TO CHANGE THE WEATHER "The job of pilots like Royal is to fly directly at monstrous thunderstorms -- something most pilots diligently avoid, given that the turbulent airflow in these storms occasionally brings down commercial jetliners -- and discharge chemicals into a particular part of the cloud, a technique called 'cloud seeding' intended to suppress the storm’s ability to produce hail." [Atlas Obscura]
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: SAVIOR OR DESTROYER? Could AI bring about the end of the world? [The New Yorker]
UBER IS OFFERING TRAVELING FLU SHOTS TOMORROW "Uber announced Tuesday that it will once again provide 'UberHealth,' an on-demand service that delivers 'wellness packs' in addition to registered nurses who can administer flu shots for up to 10 people. A representative for Uber told The Huffington Post that the wellness pack includes a water bottle, recyclable tote bag, tissues, hand sanitizer and -- best of all -- a lollipop." [HuffPost]
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TAKING A LOOK AT THE DAYTON ACCORDS, 20 YEARS LATER "Rather than be source of creating false barriers between the U.S. and BiH, we must move beyond the Dayton Accords, regardless of how we judge it historically, to the next level of advancement of shared strategic interests and political values." [HuffPost]
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~ It's official -- you won't be alive for the last "Star Wars" movie.
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