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One Man Blamed In Grenade, Gun Attack That Kills Several In Belgium

Authorities now say a lone attacker who had recently been in prison on weapons and drug charges appears to have been responsible for a harrowing grenade and gun attack today in Liege, Belgium.

As of now, it's being reported that the attacker killed three people and wounded more than 60 before taking his own life.

Belgium's Sudpresse says authorities believe a man named Nordine Amrani,"launched several explosive devices" from above a crowded square and fired at the lunchtime crowd with an automatic weapon. At some point, it's believed, he then killed himself.

The attack brings to mind, of course, this summer's rampage by a lone gunman in Norway who killed 77 people during two attacks that started with a bombing in Oslo. That attacker, who psychiatrists have testified was insane, told authorities he is destined to take be a future ruler of Norway.

There's no word yet on whether authorities believe they know what motivated today's attacker.

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'Booker Dozen' Stirs In A Hefty Batch Of American Authors

Thirteen novels are in the hunt for the Man Booker Prize, the U.K.'s biggest literary award. The Booker is open to Americans for only the second year, and this year's list pits rookies against titans.
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The Democracy Of The Diner

Whether the decor is faux '50s silver and neon or authentic greasy spoon, diners are classic Americana, down to the familiar menu items. Rich, poor, black, white--all rub shoulders in the vinyl booths and at formica counters. We explore the enduring appeal and nostalgia of the diner.

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D.C. Council Member David Grosso

D.C. Council Member and Chair of the Committee on Education David Grosso joins us to discuss local public policy issues, including the challenges facing D.C. Public Schools.

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Windows 10 Rolls Out, Along With Concern Over Sharing Wi-Fi Passwords

The new operating system includes user-friendly features, such as a personal assistant named Cortana. But its Wi-Fi Sense feature has sparked security concerns.

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