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France, Russia strike Islamic State in Syria, EU aid invoked

France and Russia both staged air strikes on Islamic State targets in northern Syria on Tuesday as Paris formally requested European Union assistance in its fight against the group behind last Friday's bloody attacks on the French capital.


U.S. refugee advocates urge governors not to ‘panic’ on Syria

Republicans could use a must-pass spending bill to block President Barack Obama's plan to accept Syrian refugees, saying the Paris attacks prove they pose too much of a threat.


10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, Nov. 17

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.


Obama rules out U.S. troops on the ground to fight Islamic State

U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday ruled out a shift in strategy in the fight against the Islamic State despite the deadly attacks in Paris last week, saying putting U.S. troops on the ground to combat the group "would be a mistake."


Volkswagen to meet U.S. regulators on emissions this week

VW executives will meet with U.S. regulators ahead of a Nov. 20 deadline to submit a plan to fix nearly 500,000 diesel cars that violate pollution emission rules.


Transportation bill is target of lobbying frenzy

Congress is racing toward a Friday deadline to renew the law that pays for national transportation programs, and lobbyists trying to shape the legislation are in a frenzy.


Obama urges Russia to join renewed effort to eliminate Islamic State

President Barack Obama vowed to step up efforts to eliminate ISIS and prevent more attacks like those in Paris, while urging Russia's Vladimir Putin to focus on combating the jihadist group in Syria.


French police raid homes, vow it’s ‘just the beginning’

Police raided homes of suspected Islamist militants across France overnight following the Paris attacks, and a source close to the investigation said a Belgian national in Syria was suspected of orchestrating Friday's mayhem.


10 FOR TODAY: Monday, Nov. 16

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.


France in shock after Islamist attacks kill 129

French prosecutors said three coordinated teams of gunmen and suicide bombers carried out a wave of attacks across Paris that killed 129 people in what President Francois Hollande called an "act of war" by Islamic State.

ith the Brandenburg Gate, illuminated in the French national colors, in the background, people lay down flowers and light candles for the victims killed in the Friday's attacks in Paris, France, in front of the French Embassy in Berlin, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. French President Francois Hollande said more than 120 people died Friday night in shootings at Paris cafes, suicide bombings near France's national stadium and a hostage-taking slaughter inside a concert hall. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

PHOTOS: Paris after the attacks

See a collection of moving images from the aftermath of the attacks in Paris.


New York, other U.S. cities beef up security after Paris attacks

New York, Boston and other cities in the U.S. bolstered security Friday night after gun and bomb attacks on civilians in Paris.


Making headlines this week

A look back at some of this week's biggest newsmakers and the headlines you may have missed.


Recall Roundup: Kia, SpaghettiOs among products recalled this week

A look at some of this week's major product recalls.


Talkin’ turkey: Cost of Thanksgiving holds steady

Thanksgiving groceries likely won't cost Americans much more than last year, and nobody should have to miss gobbling down their favorite holiday foods.


U.S. targets ‘Jihadi John’ in Syria air strike

The U.S. military is "reasonably certain" a drone strike had killed Jihadi John, Islamic State's "lead executioner" and a symbol of the militant group's brutality.


Latest U.S. estimate suggests 1 in 45 children have autism

Officials say the latest government estimate of the number of children with autism supports a belief that the frequency of the disorder may be underestimated.


Many Americans lukewarm on Obama Keystone pipeline rejection

Many Americans are lukewarm on President Barack Obama's rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline, with more than a third saying they didn't care either way, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll shows.


10 FOR TODAY: Friday, Nov. 13

Here's a look at some of the big headlines making news today.


Obama awards Medal of Honor to French-born U.S. Army captain

The highest U.S. distinction for valor was awarded to retired Army Captain Florent Groberg for thwarting an Afghan suicide bomb attack that left him badly wounded.

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SD Blue Ribbon Task Force Differences

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While the final report of the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Education has been delivered to Governor Dennis Daugaard, details of the legislative plan associated with it are still being worked on.

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New Sr James Care Center Dedicated in Yankton

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The newly expanded Avera Sister James Care Center in Yankton was officially dedicated and blessed this week.

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Sioux Center Iowa Recovering from Double Outage

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Power has now been restored to all parts of Sioux Center after an electrical substation blew up early Saturday morning, leaving half the town of 75-hundred without electricity.

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Iowa Clergy Ask Governor Branstad to Re-think Refugee Policy

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A group of Iowa clergy has delivered a letter to Governor Terry Branstad, saying they're praying he will "reject fear and cruelty" and welcome Syrian refugees into the state.

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Yankton City Commission Approves Addition to Water Plant Contract

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The Yankton City Commission approved an additional four hundred twenty thousand dollar contract for design updates on the new water treatment plant.