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A man attempted to attack a police officer near Notre-Dame with what is believed to be a hammer on Tuesday. The police were able to neutralize the attack, with gunshots reported.

Le Monde reports the perpetrator has been wounded and hospitalized and French police report the police officer is also wounded. France's anti-terrorism unit has opened an investigation into the incident, per the AFP. The scene is cordoned off, per Le Monde.

Context: France has been in a heightened security state since the 2015 terrorist attack on the Bataclan concert venue, with attacks in Nice and just outside of Normandy since. In recent weeks ISIS has launched attacks in the U.K., with Theresa May warning of "copycat attacks." France's interior minister said fighting against terrorism is President Emmanuel Macron's number one priority, per the AP.

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Climate change goes mainstream in presidential debate

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The most notable part of Thursday’s presidential debate on climate change was the fact it was included as a topic and assumed as a fact.

The big picture: This is the first time in U.S. presidential history that climate change was a featured issue at a debate. It signals how the problem has become part of the fabric of our society. More extreme weather, like the wildfires ravaging Colorado, is pushing the topic to the front-burner.

Finally, a real debate

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A more disciplined President Trump held back from the rowdy interruptions at tonight's debate in Nashville, while making some assertions so outlandish that Joe Biden chuckled and even closed his eyes.

  • A Trump campaign adviser told Axios: "He finally listened." 

The result: A real debate.

Biden to Trump: "I have not taken a penny from any foreign source ever in my life"

Former VP Joe Biden pushed back Thursday against allegations from President Trump, saying he had never profited from foreign sources. "Nothing was unethical," Biden told debate moderator Kristen Welker about his son Hunter's work in Ukraine while he was vice president.

Why it matters: Earlier on Thursday, Hunter Biden's former business partner, Tony Bobulinski, released a statement saying Joe Biden's claims that he never discussed overseas business dealings with his son were "false."