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WATCH LIVE: French anti-terrorism unit searches for suspects in Charlie Hebdo attack continues

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French troops stand guard at the Eiffel Tower in the aftermath of the attack on the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo [AFP]

A raid by France’s elite anti-terrorist unit was under way late Wednesday in the northeastern city of Reims as part of the hunt for the gunmen who attacked the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.

Either the suspects will be able to escape, or “there will be a showdown”, said a member of the unit, urging journalists at the scene to remain “vigilant”.

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Watch a live feed from the scene of the operation, as aired on NBC News, below.


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USC researchers think THC in marijuana could treat deadly COVID complication

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — Top University of South Carolina researchers think the chemical in marijuana that induces a “high” may be effective in treating a potentially lethal coronavirus complication, according to three newly released studies. The studies, co-published by Prakash Nagarkatti, found THC, the most potent mind-altering chemical in cannabis, can — in mice — prevent a harmful immune response that causes Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) and promote a significant increase in healthy lung bacteria. The studies, published in Frontiers in Pharmacology, the British Journal of Pharmacology ... (more…)

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Republicans to make case for Trump after Democrats endorse Biden

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The Republican Party is to make its case next week for four more years of President Donald Trump after his Democratic opponent Joe Biden wrapped up his party's convention with a vow to end what he called a "chapter of American darkness."

Accepting the Democratic nomination, the 77-year-old Biden said the United States was facing a "life-changing election" in November.

"The current president has cloaked America in darkness for much too long. Too much anger. Too much fear. Too much division," the former vice president said in his acceptance speech in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware.

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WATCH LIVE: Night two of the virtual DNC Convention features two former presidents

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Night two of the 2020 virtual Democratic National Committee Convention will feature speeches from two former presidents.

Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton are two of the speakers set to address the nation.

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) will speak from in front of the Statue of Liberty. Former Secretary of State John Kerry is also on the lineup.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) will be given 60 seconds in a controversial decision.

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