President Trump tweeted Monday a "declassified" image of the dog who aided in the U.S.-led operation against Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State, or ISIS.

The big picture: Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters the highly trained Belgian Malinois was injured in the raid but is steadily recovering. The dog was injured when Baghdadi activated a suicide vest, Trump told reporters.

  • Dogs are often used in tactical situations to sniff out threats, track dangerous persons and chase down runaways.
  • While the canine’s name is being kept confidential, it's widely being revered as a hero.

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Europe faces "stronger and deadlier" coronavirus wave

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The coronavirus is still winning: Now even Germany is entering another national lockdown, joined by France.

Why it matters: France has been "overpowered by a second wave,” President Emmanuel Macron said in a nationally televised address today. Macron said the "new wave will be stronger and deadlier" than the first.

Stocks close down more than 3%

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Stocks took a hit on Wednesday, with the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrials Average and Nasdaq dropping more than 3% across the board.

Why it matters: The volatility is a break from the stock market grinding higher in the face of spiking coronavirus cases, a stalling economy and gridlocked negotiations over an additional stimulus package.