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The bombing at Atlanta’s Centennial Park wasn’t the first terror attack on U.S. soil, but it changed how investigators and experts viewed domestic terrorism and the threat Americans posed to their own country.

Two car bombs in Mogadishu, Somalia, killed 13 people on Tuesday, in an attack that has been claimed by the Islamist militant group al-Shabab, The Associated Press reports.

The twin suicide bombings occurred near the African Union peacekeeping base, by the Mogadishu airport.

One explosion targeted the offices of a U.N. mine-clearing agency, the AP writes:

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In the north of France, two men with knives entered a church this morning and killed a priest in an attack that French President Francois Hollande has blamed on the Islamic State. We reached The Wall Street Journal's Noemi Bisserbe in Paris via Skype.

And let me ask you what you know about what happened in that church.

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The death toll from Sunday's bombing of a crowded street in central Baghdad has risen to at least 157, and Iraqis have responded angrily, blaming politicians and security agencies for not securing their capital. Iraq's leader got a hostile reception when he visited the area.

Local jihadists first began disappearing from Russia and the North Caucasus region just months before the opening ceremonies for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. In some cases, human rights groups say, Russian security forces tracked the militants down and dumped their bodies on the side of the road as a warning.

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A bomb struck a busy street in Iraq's capital Baghdad, killing at least 142 people.

Two Emory Students Killed In Bangladesh Terror Attack

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Emory University says two of its students were among 20 victims of an extremist attack in Bangladesh. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attack on an upscale Bangladesh restaurant in which militants killed 20 hostages, saying it targeted the citizens of "Crusader countries" in the capital, Dhaka.

 

At least 42 people died in Tuesday's attack on Ataturk international airport in Istanbul and at least 239 people were injured. At least 13 foreigners or dual citizens are among the dead, the Turkish government says.

The attack was carried out by three suicide bombers armed with guns and explosives, according to authorities.

No group has claimed responsibility for the violence, but Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says he suspects the Islamic State was behind it.

The Breakroom assembles to discuss the week’s news, including headlines about terrorist math problems, reverse suspension in school, and if a Texas high school football team needs a quarter billion dollar stadium. 

We also chat about the chronic lateness of singer Lauryn Hill, head injuries in the sport of cheerleading, and the punishment in France for taking risqué baby pictures. 

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All life is like this. All life is a trade off. This is just a field of gray, there's no black or white.

Michael Hayden wants college students, tomorrow’s leaders, to know just that. Hayden ran the NSA from 1999 to 2005 and the CIA from 2006 to 2009. Today he includes among his responsibilities teaching at George Mason University. Before a lecture at Mercer University in Macon, GA, Hayden shared the core of what he wants students to know.  His words follow.

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At least 26 people are dead and more than 100 wounded, after explosions struck Brussels during the Tuesday morning rush hour, Belgian officials say. Two blasts hit the international airport; another struck a metro station. Belgium has issued a Level 4 alert, denoting "serious and imminent attack."

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