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Attacker shot outside Israeli Embassy in Turkey

<b>(CNN) —</b> A man was shot in the leg during an attempted attack Wednesday on the Israeli Embassy in Ankara, Turkey.<p>The Turkish man, named as Osman Nuri C. by state-run news agency Anadolu, approached the embassy just after noon local time carrying a bag and a 30-centimeter (11-inch) knife. The …

Extremism

Charlotte under state of emergency in 2nd night of protests

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in Charlotte tried to quell public anger Wednesday after a police officer shot a black man, but a dusk prayer …

Law Enforcement

Let the Debates Begin, No Referee Required

Don't make the moderators do the fact-checking. The truth will come out in due course.<p>Should presidential-debate moderators do double duty as fact-checkers, too? With the first showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump coming up next Monday at Hofstra University in New York, this argument …

If You Don't Want Refugees, Invest in Peace

Conflicts are driving the number of displaced people to new records.<p>Give credit to President Barack Obama: The pledges of aid the U.S. marshaled this week are a welcome counterpoint to the mostly hollow declaration on refugees the United Nations as a whole has issued.<p>As badly as the money is …

The Rare 'Good Guy With a Gun'

The NRA misses the point. Again.<p>The National Rifle Association likes to say that “the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun.” This vaporous aphorism, first intoned by NRA leader Wayne LaPierre four years ago, made an appearance this week on the NRA's Twitter feed -- …

Guns