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The attacks in Paris last Friday placed national security and the continued threat from the Islamic State and other terrorist groups at the forefront of political discussions this week.

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The United States is the world's leading consumer of coffee, with Americans drinking 400 million cups of coffee per day. Most coffee lovers have their favorite blend or brand and preferred brewing method, and about a third of them like it black. But what goes into making a good cup of coffee, and why do we make drinking it an integral part of our daily lives?

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Liberty Center, the huge new addition in Liberty Township, offers shopping, dining and events along with condos, offices, a movie theatre, park and more. The $350 million development was packed on its opening day just a month ago. It continues to bring in visitors from inside and outside the region. With the holiday season fast approaching, Liberty Center is expected to bring in even more shoppers.

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Finalized on November 21, 1995 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the Dayton Peace Accords ended the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The war, which had lasted more than three years, cost 100,000 lives and drove 2 million people from their homes. Current and former world leaders are participating in events this week to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Peace Accords.

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Rothenberg Preparatory Academy is located in a section of Over the Rhine just north of Liberty Street and east of Vine Street. According to 2013 census data, of the 387 children who live in that area, about 98 percent live in poverty. Continuing the 9 On Your Side/WCPO series exploring poverty in our region, WCPO reporter Lucy May looked at the Rothenberg community and the staff, volunteers and residents who work together to break-down the barriers poverty creates and provide the neighborhood'’s children with opportunities they may otherwise never have.

    

Founded in 1916, ROTC, the Reserve Officer Training Corps, was designed to prepare young adults to become officers in the U.S. Military. In exchange for a paid college education and a guaranteed post-college career, cadets commit to serve in the military after graduation.

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During the 1970's, Norman Lear's shows were appointment television. “When All in the Family,” “The Jeffersons” or any of his other programs were on, you made it a point to be in front of the tube that night. At their peak, his shows were viewed by 120 million people a week.

After the firing of Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell in September, the city moved a step closer Friday to finding his replacement.  WVXU's Howard Wilkinson joined Mark Heyne on Cincinnati Edition to talk about the latest in the search for a new police chief.

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Renewable energy is becoming more popular and is making its way to the food world with solar cooking, which uses the sun’s energy to prepare food. It’'s not only convenient for, say, campers, but could provide a means to clean cooking solutions in developing countries. Cincinnati-based GoSun Stove is on the fuel-free frontline with a solar cooker that works day and night.

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A new phenomenon called eSports doesn’'t take place on a field but fills large auditoriums and rooms. These structured video game competitions involve multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) games, where players have to work together in teams. Students from University of Cincinnati, Miami University, Ohio State, Case Western and Xavier recently came together to form the first All Midwest (AllMid) eSports Gaming Event in early October. It was the biggest Midwest collegiate video gaming tournament to date, drawing more than 1,000 participants.

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