What We're Following This Afternoon

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‘A Stab in the Back’: That’s what Russian President Vladimir Putin has called Turkey’s decision to shoot down a Russian warplane over Syria. The two pilots of the aircraft managed to eject before it went down, but were fired upon by members of a Syrian rebel group and were killed as they parachuted to the ground. More on that here.

Hollande Comes to Washington: The French president reiterated his calls for nations to form a united coalition against the Islamic State that transcends international disagreements. President Obama offered his support to France, but did not say the U.S. would intensify its air campaign against the terrorist group in direct response to the Paris attacks. On Monday, British Prime Minister David Cameron said he would seek approval from the British Parliament to begin carrying out strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria.

Suspect in Minneapolis Shooting: Police have arrested a 23-year-old white male in connection with last night’s shooting of five people who had participated in a Black Lives Matter protest in the city. More here from David.

Our headlines from the morning are here.