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Haitian gang wants $17 million for abducted missionaries

The "400 Mawozo" gang in Haiti is demanding $1 million for each of the 17 missionaries it has abducted. The group was kidnapped last weekend just outside of the capital of Port-au-Prince. Gang activity has been on the rise following the assassination of the country's president in July. Robert Fatton, Jr. is the Julia A. Cooper professor of government and foreign affairs at the University of Virginia. He joins CBSN's Elaine Quijano to discuss.


Powell remembered as groundbreaking figure

Colin Powell died from COVID-19 complications at age 84 amid a battle with the blood cancer multiple myeloma and other underlying conditions. Powell was the first Black secretary of state and also a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. CBS News correspondent Meg Oliver reports on his life and legacy, and CBS News political contributor Joel Payne, a Democratic strategist, joined CBSN's Tanya Rivero to discuss what people will remember the most about Powell.


Lawmakers urge Blinken to address "Havana Syndrome"

A group of lawmakers is calling on Secretary of State Antony Blinken to do more to address an increasing number of Havana Syndrome cases among U.S. officials. In a letter obtained by CBS News, they call the situation a "significant, unmitigated threat to our national security." Suspected cases of Havana Syndrome have been reported in several countries in recent weeks. Intelligence and national security reporter Olivia Gazis joined CBSN's Lana Zak to discuss.


Biden's foreign policy challenges

President Biden is facing an array of global challenges ahead of his speech tomorrow to the United Nations General Assembly, especially when it comes to Afghanistan. The family of civilians killed in a mistaken U.S. drone strike Kabul are calling for an investigation, compensation and relocation to a safe country. CBS News correspondent Christina Ruffini joins CBSN to explain the latest developments as well as new details on the diplomatic dispute between France and the U.S.

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