TURKEY HAD WARNED ABOUT BRUSSELS SUSPECT "Belgian authorities on Wednesday stepped up the manhunt for a key suspect in the worst terror attacks in the country’s history, as news emerged that they had previously been warned about another suspect by the Turkish government." According to the AP, 400 more ISIS trained fighters are poised to attack Europe. Here's what the "Mother of Satan" bombs used in the attack tell us. And the names of the victims of the attack are slowly emerging, along with more details about how the attacks connect to Paris. [Charlotte Alfred and Alana Horowitz Satlin, HuffPost]
WHY BROTHERS HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN NEARLY EVERY MAJOR TERROR ATTACK "For terror groups, brothers can be ideal recruits. They radicalize each other while reinforcing a sense of purpose and ideological calling." And here's a list of the brothers behind some of the worst attacks in history. [NYT]
U.S. GOING AFTER IRANIAN HACKERS Who were behind 2013 attacks on a New York dam and U.S. banks. [CNN]
MEASLES, WHOOPING COUGH ON THE RISE And the NIH links the uptick to anti-vaxxers. [Kate Bratskeir, HuffPost]
NORTH CAROLINA SIGNS BILL THAT BLOCKS THE PROTECTION OF LGBT COMMUNITY "North Carolina’s General Assembly voted Wednesday to block cities and counties from passing protections against LGBT discrimination in a wide-ranging bill." [Mollie Reilly]
WHY YOU SHOULD BE WORRIED ABOUT THE TUBERCULOSIS DEATH TOLL The Minister of Health for South Africa has seen the eyes of bureaucrats around the world glaze over when he brings up TB. And yet 4,100 people die every day from the disease. [Lauren Weber, HuffPost]
NYT INVESTIGATES NFL'S CONCUSSION DATA, TIES TO TOBACCO "For the last 13 years, the N.F.L. has stood by the research, which, the papers stated, was based on a full accounting of all concussions diagnosed by team physicians from 1996 through 2001. But confidential data obtained by The Times shows that more than 100 diagnosed concussions were omitted from the studies -- including some severe injuries to stars like quarterbacks Steve Young and Troy Aikman." [NYT]
WHY STEPH CURRY CHOSE UNDER ARMOUR Here's a pro tip: maybe figure out how to say someone's name before you pitch them. [ESPN]
DISNEY THREATENS TO MOVE STATES For filming if Georgia adopts an anti-LGBT bill. [HuffPost]
ALL THE DECISIONS IN THE 'BRIDGET JONES'S BABY' TRAILER Just how is one supposed to pick between Colin Firth and Patrick Dempsey? [HuffPost]
'I TOLD THE TRUTH IN MY SISTER'S OBITUARY' "My sister had taped a note to the front door that said 'Eleni, if you’re the first one here don’t go in the basement. Just call 911. I don’t want you to see me like this. I love you! Love, Aletha.'" [WaPo]
IS THAT SANTA? Nope, it's David Letterman. [HuffPost]
L.A.'S SURVIVAL KITS FOR THE HOMELESS "Founder Tom Bagamane felt it important to provide more than just food and water in the kits, but also toiletries and hygiene projects 'that feel like they’re presentable even for an interview for a shelter, let alone a job.'" [HuffPost]
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BEFORE YOU GO
~ Salah Abdeslam, prime suspect for the Paris attacks, will not fight extradition to France as he "wants to explain himself."
~ Australian authorities confirm debris found in Mozambique is "almost certainly" from missing Malaysian flight 370.
~ A look at Amazon's pay gap.
~ More and more hospitals are being hit by hackers.
~ Meet the "FitBit for your period."
~ David Hasselhoff heads back to Baywatch.
~ Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum have scored a dance competition series for NBC.
~ The New York Times investigates how aerial surveillance has changed crime in L.A.
~ These groomsmen had a tad bit of fun with their photographers.
~ Don't read this if you want to keep bringing your smartphone to the bathroom.
~ Alex Rodriguez set to retire at the end of next season.
~ Turns out Congress can agree on something -- their love for dogs.
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