10 Things to Know for Tuesday, November 17

FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, file photo released by the Prime Minister's office, Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, right, looks at the remains of a crashed Russian passenger jet in Hassana, Egypt. Egyptian media have reacted with fury as Britain and the U.S. increasingly point to a bomb as the cause of the Russian plane crash, and many have hammered home to the public that their country is facing a Western conspiracy to scare off tourists and destroy the economy. (Suliman el-Oteify/Egyptian Prime Minister's Office via AP, File)

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.

7. GOP LAWMAKERS TAKE AIM AT SYRIAN REFUGEE PLAN

The assault on Paris sparks calls from congressional Republicans to end or limit U.S. refugee admissions from Syria, with some threatening to use critical spending legislation as leverage.

8. 51 ARRESTED IN MINNESOTA DURING 2ND DAY OF SHOOTING PROTESTS

Hundreds of people protesting 24-year-old Jamar Clark’s death block Interstate 94, shutting down the northbound lanes for about two and a half hours.

9. BLIZZARD BLANKETS ROCKIES WITH SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW

It forces the cancellation of more than 200 flights in Denver and setS up what could be a dicey Tuesday morning commute in some areas.

10. WHY CANADA MISS WORLD IS UNHAPPY

Anastasia Lin believes that China, the host country for the Miss World pageant, is stalling over her visa application because of her human rights advocacy.

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