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Image:  French police secure the area during an operation to catch Paris attack fugitives in Saint-Denis

French police secure the area as shots are exchanged in Saint-Denis, near Paris, France on Wednesday Nov.18, 2015 during an operation to catch fugitives from Friday night's deadly attacks in the French capital. BENOIT TESSIER / Reuters

Good morning. Here are some of the stories we're following today:

1. At Least 2 Dead, 7 Arrested in French Police Raid

French police conducted a sweep in a Paris suburb early Wednesday that led to one woman detonating a suicide vest as the apartment was stormed, authorities said. Officials confirmed that a Belgian jihadist who is suspected of being a lynchpin in last week's Paris attacks was one of several people targeted in the raid. Read more in NEWS.

Listen as Gunfire and Explosions Erupt in Paris Suburb 0:44

2. President Obama Chides Anti-Refugee Politicians

President Obama on Wednesday appeared to take shots at American politicians who support closing the U.S. border to refugees. Speaking during an economic summit in the Philippines, Obama jabbed: "These are the same folks, oftentimes, that say they're so tough that just talking to (Russian President Vladimir) Putin or staring down (ISIS) ... will solve the problem — and they're scared of widows and 3-year-old orphans." Read more in POLITICS.

Obama Accuses Anti-Refugee Critics of Political Posturing 1:37

3. Experts Weigh In on How to Defeat ISIS

Many analysts say the Paris attacks — and the earlier bombing of Beirut and a Russian tourist plane — prove that the United States' campaign to thwart ISIS in Syria and Iraq is failing. Which raises the question: if the current effort won't work, then what will? NBC News asked the experts. Read more in NEWS.

4. Travel Chaos as Wintry Storm Socks Southwest

Hundreds of flights were cancelled or delayed and drivers were left stranded on highways as the first major snow storm of the season swept through the Southwest, whipping up dangerous winds from Colorado to Kansas. While most of the worst snow had ended by Tuesday night, "we've still got plenty of cold air continuing to come in" and more snow expected later this week, meteorologists warn. Read more in NEWS.

5. Bobby Jindal Ends 2016 Presidential Campaign

The bottom-tier GOP candidate announced late Tuesday that he would suspend his presidential campaign after failing to gain traction in the crowded Republican primary field, saying it was an "honor" to run, but it's "not my time." Read more in POLITICS.

6. Suspect Helped Family Before Campsite Massacre

Texas man William Hudson — accused of killing six members of a blended family — befriended his victims and helped them free a stuck vehicle before returning and carrying out the murders at a campsite, investigators say. Read more in NEWS.

7. Could Charlie Sheen Have Infected Others?

The actor revealed Tuesday that he's been infected with HIV for at least four years, adding that he started treatment as soon as he found out. Sheen told NBC's Matt Lauer that it's "impossible" he could have infected anybody else — but is that true? Read more in HEALTH.

Nightly Spotlight

Watch the simple questions a little boy asks his dad about the Paris attacks, and the incredible way his father explains it and provides comfort.

Dad Comforts Son Over Paris Attacks: ‘They Have Guns But We Have Flowers’ 1:47