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Bruce Rauner celebrates his election as governor of Illinois on election night Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 at the Hilton Chicago. (Brian Cassella, Chicago Tribune/MCT)

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Attack at French Satirical Magazine

An attack at French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo left 12 people dead and 20 wounded early Wednesday. Three gunmen wielding AK-47s stormed into the lobby of the magazine, which published cartoons depicting Mohammed. They then fled towards the eastern suburbs of Paris, and the government has raised France’s security warning to its highest level.

USOC Chooses 2024 Candidate

The USOC chose Boston as the official American candidate for the 2024 summer Olympic Games Thursday. The race for the 2024 Games looked to be a packed one, with Italy, Germany, France, South Africa mulling bids. However, it is regarded as the best chance for the US to hold its first Summer Games since Atlanta in 1996.

Sisters Charged in Brother’s Death

A 15-year old girl and her 11-year old sibling were arrested for the shooting death of their brother on Wednesday. Their parents, a truck driver and his wife, were away on a run when the incident occurred. Police had responded to several incident at the home since 2010.

Crews Work to Raise Tail of Plane

Salvage crews are working to raise the tail of the plane that crashed into the Java Sea, hoping to reach the plane’s black boxes. Workers also recovered four more bodies, bringing the total to 48 out of the 162 people onboard.

Rauner Inaugurated, Announces Staff

Bruce Rauner was inaugurated as Illinois Governor on Tuesday. He also announced his initial cabinet, tapping James Meeks to head the state Board of Education. He also picked John Maki to serve as executive director of the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority.

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