Authorities in France and Belgium continue their hunt for clues as they investigate the deadly Friday the 13th attack in Paris. NPR has the latest on why Belgium has become a nexus for extremism and weapons, why heightened security following the January attack didn't prevent Friday's attacks, and how ISIS evolved to become such a threat to the West.
Belgian police conducted raids this weekend in relation to the attacks in Paris. This is not the first time there has been a Belgian connection with Islamic extremism. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Edwin Bakker, director of the Centre for Terrorism and Counterterrorism at Leiden University in the Netherlands, about the rise of Belgian jihadists.
At two top-tier high schools in Palo Alto, Calif., the suicide rate is four times higher than the national average over the last 10 years. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Hanna Rosin, who's reported for The Atlantic, on what might be behind the trend and how the schools are responding.