Top of the Hour: French Police Arrest Suspected Islamist Militants, Morning Headlines

Friday, March 30, 2012

In a series of dawn raids, French police this morning arrested 19 suspected Islamist militants. The raids come only a week after 23-year old Mohammed Merah, who admitted to killing seven people in three separate attacks, was killed in a shootout with police.

In other headlines, U.S. Supreme Court justices meet today for the first time since they finished hearing six hours of arguments over the constitutionality of President Obama's health care reform law; the Senate will vote on a short-term extension of the federal highway and transit aid; Pakistani intelligence officials say a U.S. drone fired two missiles into a house in an area known for harboring militants; and a disaster preparedness exercise in California had a big glitch when it lost four computer storage devices containing private data for 800,000 people.

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