The Vatican Plot: Italian authorities say they have broken up a terrorist cell that once had direct contact with Osama bin Laden and in 2010 plotted a suicide attack on the Vatican.
Friendly Fire: The White House revealed this morning that American hostage Dr. Warren Weinstein was inadvertently killed back in January during a CIA drone strike on an al Qaeda compound in Pakistan. Weinstein was an aid worker taken hostage in 2011.
Today the Italian State Police carried out raids in seven provinces, including what they say was the cell’s headquarters on the island of Sardinia. The police said some of the suspects were involved in a 2009 Pakistan market bombing that killed and injured more than 300 people.
Nation: After sitting on her nomination for more than five months, the Senate yesterday confirmed Loretta Lynch to be the next Attorney General, and the first black woman to hold the job. It didn’t come without political jockeying and vociferous opposition.Read more
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The Terror Beat: French police have arrested an Algerian man they say was planning attacks on churches. On Sunday the man accidentally shot himself in the foot and called for an ambulance. Police followed a trail of blood to his …Read more
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It's Been Said
"Like the cockroach, the anchorman has outlasted countless changes in the ecosystem around him. And he has done so despite being a ridiculous, if ingenious, American invention since his birth."
-Frank Rich writing in New York Magazine