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Ronda Rousey wants a rematch, weapons stolen from the U.S. Army Reserve & more

Hit the snooze button one too many times this morning? That's OK because we've got you covered on all the news you missed. Here are the top stories everyone will be talking about:

1. France strikes back

Overnight, the French air force carried out bombing missions in Raqqa, Syria, for the second day in a row. The bombings are a retaliation for Friday's coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris that claimed 129 lives and injured at least 352 others. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks and Raqqa is the proclaimed capital of their caliphate. So far, French forces have dropped about 20 bombs, but ISIS says there have been no casualties. France is also leading a manhunt for a suspect involved in the attacks that they believe escaped into the EU through Greece. One thing that's clear: ISIS is a global threat that must be neutralized. — CNN

More: What you can do to help Paris right now

2. *Crickets*

The second Democratic debate was on Saturday and pretty much no one paid attention. Foreign policy and the fight against ISIS were a major focal point in the debate, which suited former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Other topics included Wall Street, campaign finance and immigration. Many reports have noted this debate marked the first time Bernie Sanders really went after Clinton, lobbing several attacks and tough questions her way. Primary season is approaching and the time for playing nice is apparently over. — The Guardian

3. Nobody puts Baby in a corner... twice

Ronda Rousey already has her sights on a rematch. The formerly undefeated champion lost a UFC match-up to Holly Holm this weekend in a stunning upset, but she took to Instagram to let fans know she'll be back. Rousey, who rose to sports stardom over the summer when she knocked out her opponent in less than a minute, told reporters she wants to take a break to shoot some movies and then get right back in the ring with Holm at the UFC 200 in Las Vegas in July. Become a movie star, kick some butt — sounds like a pretty solid to-do list. — USA Today

More: Ronda Rousey hospitalized after her first career loss

4. Suffering in silence

One day before the attacks in Paris, suicide bombers in Beirut killed 43 people and injured at least 239 others. Like the Paris attack, the one in Beirut was the deadliest in decades, yet the media coverage was decidedly uneven. There were no Facebook flag overlays or landmarks lit up with the color of the flag. Facebook also took heat for activating its safe check-in feature for Paris, but not Beirut. Many have expressed outrage at the disparity in coverage and are posting their own tributes and flags on social media. It's a reminder that violence everywhere is to be condemned and we must do better. — The New York Times

5. Security breach

Authorities are investigating a weekend break-in at the U.S. Army Reserve in Worcester, Massachusetts. Thieves broke in and stole several weapons, though the FBI has not released information about what kind or how many. The burglary is not believed to be linked to any terrorist activity, but the weapons have been registered in a national database that alerts all local, state and federal law enforcement to be on the lookout. Authorities are working to recover them as quickly as possible. They've also urged citizens to be vigilant, which would probably be easier if we knew what we were looking for. — CBS News

More: 5 Things parents must do if they own guns

6. That's an expensive doll

Mattel and Moschino paired up to create a limited edition Barbie doll and... they're already sold out. In fact, they sold out in less than an hour. Sorry about that. The good news is, if you have no other living expenses, you can log on to eBay and buy one from someone for anywhere from $400 to $800. Then you can get it in the mail, open it up, realize you just spent $800 on a Barbie doll, and start questioning all your life choices. It's the gift to yourself that keeps on giving. — Vogue

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