Who are the Kataib Hezbollah?

January 02, 2020

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Several people are shown outside of the US Embassy in Baghdad with rocks and other objects in their hands and smoke surrounding the scene.

Iran-backed militia fighters throw stones toward the US Embassy during a protest to condemn air strikes on bases belonging to Hashd al-Shaabi paramilitary forces, in Baghdad, Iraq, Dec. 31, 2019.

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Wissm al-Okili/Reuters

The Iran-backed militia members that stormed the US Embassy in Iraq are known as Kataib Hezbollah, a group many of us had not heard of before this week. So, just who are they? Plus, long-time commissioner of the NBA, David Stern died on Wednesday. Stern is credited with transforming the league into a global brand. Part of his legacy: European superstars on American courts. We look at the hottest European star in the NBA right now, 20-year-old Slovenian Luka Dončić. And, Sesame Street's international growth and appeal.


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