Napolitano Believes Secret Service Scandal Was An Isolated Incident

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told the Senate Judiciary Committee today that the Secret Service incident in Colombia was likely an isolated event.

“There was nothing in the record to suggest that this behavior would happen.” (:18)

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LISTEN: The Day Ahead – October 31, 2014

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The Obamas celebrate Halloween, the UN dispatches its West African envoy to Burkina Faso and San Francisco celebrates its third World Series in five years.

Interview: Racial Inequality “A Major Factor” In South Carolina

Dr. Lonnie Randolph, Jr., President of the South Carolina NAACP spoke to TRNS after two former police officers pleaded guilty to excessive force by repeatedly tasering a 40-year-old black woman with mental disabilities.

Hagel Denounces Assisting Assad Regime

While immediate U.S. airstrikes in Syria have weakened the Assad regimes’ enemies, Secretary Hagel reaffirmed the Pentagon’s long term battle against the Assad regime

Interview With Rob Maness: Republican Candidate For Louisiana

While many Republicans have been endorsing Rep. Bill Cassidy, Maness says that they have also been launching a smear campaign against him.

DoD: The Scale Of Deployment Determined Monitoring Policy

The duration of deployment and number of troops to West Africa is driving the decision for a 21-day controlled Ebola monitoring policy, the Department of Defense said.

LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – October 30, 2014

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Protesters in Burkina Faso disrupt President Compaoré’s move to abolish term limits, and New York pledges assistance to returning Ebola health care workers.