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Bracing for more flooding...Police don't want help in search for autistic boy...Paris to honor victims of January 2015 attacks

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — People along the Mississippi River downstream of St. Louis are bracing for flooding, with the river expected to crest at or near record levels. The rising water has breached at least 11 levees. Farther north, the worst of the flooding appears to be over in the St. Louis area and people in waterlogged communities are assessing damage and cleaning up.

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Police are recanvassing an eastern Pennsylvania neighborhood where a 5-year-old boy with autism wandered away from a New Year's Eve party without shoes or a coat. But Allentown police are asking the general public to stop conducting their own searches, saying they're disrupting the efforts of trained search dogs and their teams. Police say 20 search-and-rescue dog teams are out searching for Jayliel Vega Batista.

PARIS (AP) — Paris will pay tribute to the victims of last January's attacks on the satirical Charlie Hebdo newspaper and a kosher supermarket that left 17 people dead. Commemorative plaques will be unveiled Tuesday at the different places where the attacks took place. Next weekend, a "tree of remembrance" will be symbolically planted in the Paris square that has become an informal memorial to victims of terrorism.

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A video released by al-Qaida's East African affiliate includes a clip of Donald Trump calling for Muslims to be banned from entering the United States. The video is aimed at recruiting American blacks and Muslims. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton recently claimed that the Islamic State group was using quotes from Trump to recruit followers, prompting the Republican presidential candidate to call her a "liar." Clinton's campaign has declined to comment on the new video from al-Shabab.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign says it has raised more than $33 million during the past three months to help his effort to win the Democratic nomination. The Vermont senator raised $73 million in 2015 for his primary campaign. His haul was just short of rival Hillary Clinton's fundraising for the fourth quarter. Clinton reported raising $37 million since the beginning of October. Clinton raised $112 million during 2015 for the primary.

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