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Angela Doland / Associated Press:
Rioting Spreads to 300 Towns in France  —  PARIS - Rioting by French youths spread to 300 towns overnight and a 61-year-old man hurt in the violence died of his wounds, the first fatality in 11 days of unrest that has shocked the country, police said Monday.
Craig S. Smith / New York Times:
First Death Is Reported in Paris Riots as Arson Increases  —  PARIS, Monday, Nov. 8 - France's urban unrest claimed its first life today when a 61-year-old man died of injuries sustained last week when he was beaten by a hooded youth in the Parisian suburb of Stains .
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
French Riots Come After Multiple Warnings Of Islamist Attacks  —  The riots in France have little connection to the Islamist terrorist offensive against the West, if the American media coverage gives any indication.  However, alert CQ reader Mr. Michael points out that both American …
Bloomberg:   Berlin Car Fires May Be Inspired by French Rioters, Police Say
Angela Doland / Associated Press:
French Rioting Worsens With First Fatality
Angela Doland / Associated Press:
Rioters Set Fire to Bus in Southern France
Jerusalem Post:
Riots in France claim first fatality
Discussion: Cold Fury
Deb Riechmann / Associated Press:
Bush Declares: 'We Do Not Torture'  —  PANAMA CITY, Panama - President Bush vigorously defended U.S. interrogation practices in the war on terror Monday and lobbied against a congressional drive to outlaw torture.  —  "There's an enemy that lurks and plots and plans and wants to hurt America again," Bush said.
Tabassum Zakaria / Reuters:
Bush: "We do not torture"  —  PANAMA CITY (Reuters) …
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David Stout / New York Times:
Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Case on Military Tribunals  —  WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 - The Supreme Court agreed today to take a case involving Osama bin Laden's driver that presents a major test to the Bush administration's military tribunals for foreign terror suspects.
Associated Press:   Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Military Tribunals
Los Angeles Times:
Antiwar Sermon Brings IRS Warning  —  All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena risks losing its tax-exempt status because of a former rector's remarks in 2004.  —  The Internal Revenue Service has warned one of Southern California's largest and most liberal churches that it is at risk of losing …
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Morale, and Profits, Down At the Times  —  New York Times Publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. says his paper should have corrected its flawed reporting on whether Iraq had illegal weapons far sooner than it did, calling this an "institutional failure."  —  Judith Miller, accused by Editor Bill Keller …
National Review:
The French Connection  —  You never know with ouija boards, especially mine, which I bought in one of those kinda ratty antiques-and-esoterica shops in the French Quarter before New Orleans got blown away.  I suppose I should be grateful that it works at all, but I had been trying for several days …
Jane Mayer / New Yorker:
A DEADLY INTERROGATION  —  Can the C.I.A. legally kill a prisoner?  —  At the end of a secluded cul-de-sac, in a fast-growing Virginia suburb favored by employees of the Central Intelligence Agency, is a handsome replica of an old-fashioned farmhouse, with a white-railed front porch.
Michael Janofsky / New York Times:
When Cleaner Air Is a Biblical Obligation  —  WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 - In their long and frustrated efforts pushing Congress to pass legislation on global warming, environmentalists are gaining a new ally.  —  With increasing vigor, evangelical groups that are part of the base of conservative support …
New York Times:
Delays Hurting U.S. Rebuilding in Afghanistan  —  TURMAI, Afghanistan, Nov. 2 - Islamuddin Ahmadiyar, a 22-year-old student, remembers the excitement in this dusty farming hamlet in central Afghanistan when American contractors broke ground two years ago.  —  A one-story, 12-room health clinic …
John M. Smith /
A grand slam nomination  —  For the Red Sox, the White Sox and now Princeton's heavy-hitters in the law, the curse has finally been broken.  If the Senate confirms Judge Samuel A. Alito, Jr. '72 to the U.S. Supreme Court as expected, it will end a 35-year drought of Princetonians on the nation's highest court.
Tom Shales / Washington Post:
A Debatable Ploy by NBC  —  Live 'West Wing' Earns No Points for Substance  —  A moderately bewildering exercise in exceptional acting and lily-livered irrelevancy, last night's special episode of the NBC drama series "The West Wing" was designed to inject some much-needed zip into what has become a stubbornly buzzless old warhorse.
Jay Tea / Wizbang:
VIVA LA FRANCE?  —  I know I've done my share of France-bashing in the past, but the current Muslim riots wracking the country have me doing the unthinkable — feeling sorry for them.  —  There is a certain element of "hoist by their own Petain" (a phrase I shamelessly steal from Bigwig's utterly brilliant …
Discussion: Point Five and Below The Beltway

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