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Poll Watch: Low Marks for Obama on Fighting Terrorism

Poll Watch: Low Marks for Obama on Fighting Terrorism

Less than two weeks after Islamic State terrorists killed scores of people in Paris and Beirut, fewer than one in four Americans say they think President Obama has a clear plan for combating the terrorist group, according to a new CBS News poll.

Sixty-six percent of Americans – including nearly nine in 10 Republicans – say the president has no clear road map for dealing with the group, also known as ISIS or ISIL. These figures are the lowest marks the president has received on handling the terrorist group since CBS News first asked the question in September 2014.

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New Orleans Park Shootout Injures 16

New Orleans Park Shootout Injures 16

At least 16 people were injured, 10 of them hospitalized, after a shootout on Sunday night in a park here where hundreds of people had gathered for the filming of a music video, the New Orleans Police Department said.

In addition to the 10 people who were taken to hospitals by ambulances, officials said that others were showing up with injuries they said were related to the shooting.

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Protesters march in Chicago after video showing police officer shooting black teen released

Protesters march in Chicago after video showing police officer shooting black teen released

Protesters largely honored calls for restraint Tuesday after the release of a dash-cam video showing a a white Chicago police officer shooting and killing a black teenager, with few arrests reported and only brief disruptions to city traffic.

City officials and community leaders had long braced for the footage of the death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald at the hands of Officer Jason Van Dyke, who was charged with murder earlier Tuesday. They feared the kind of turmoil that occurred in cities such as Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri, after young black men were slain by police or died in police custody.

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400 Palestinian children suffer in Israeli prisons

400 Palestinian children suffer in Israeli prisons

At least 700 Palestinian children between the ages of 11 and 17 have been arrested by the Israeli army this year, with more than half still languishing in Israeli prisons, many of them held without trial.

“The Israeli army has detained 700 Palestinian children and minors from the occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank since the beginning of 2015,” the Palestinian Prisoner Society said Friday.

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