Suspected architect of Paris attacks is dead, according to two senior intelligence officials

The suspected ringleader of the Paris attacks was killed Wednesday in a massive predawn raid by French police commandos, two senior European intelligence officials said, after investigators followed leads that the fugitive militant was holed up north of the French capital and could be plotting another wave of violence. More than 100 police officers and soldiers stormed an apartment building […]

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Conservative suspicions of refugees grow in wake of Paris attacks

For John Courts, the terrorist attacks in Paris that killed 129 provided yet more evidence of something he has long suspected: Syrian refugees are not to be trusted. “I think they’re wolves in sheep’s clothing,” said Courts, 36, a police officer in this industrial town in southeast Texas who attended a political rally for Donald Trump Saturday. “Bringing those refugees […]

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Obama under pressure to intensify fight against Islamic State after Paris attacks

The deadly Paris attacks are pressuring President Barack Obama to confront Islamic State militants more aggressively than he has been willing to consider in the past, opening a difficult deliberation for a leader who has tried to build a legacy on ending America’s wars, not extending them. On Sunday, Obama pledged to “redouble our efforts” to fight international terrorism after […]

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Bush on Paris attacks: ‘This is the war of our time’

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said the attacks rocking Paris late Friday represented the “war” the U.S. and other countries must engage in against Islamic militants. “This is an organized effort to destroy western civilization, and we need to lead in this regard,” the Republican presidential candidate said on Hugh Hewitt’s radio program. Bush argued that the U.S. should fortify […]

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Holder: No Credible Information on Which Group Responsible for Paris Attacks

Al-Qaeda’s Yemen branch previously claimed responsibility Attorney General Eric Holder said investigators do not have any credible information on which terrorist group was responsible for last week’s attack on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hedbo in Paris. Though al-Qaeda’s Yemen branch claimed responsibility for the brutal attack on the publication’s staff, Holder cautioned viewers during several Sunday morning TV appearances against […]

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