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2:50 PM ET, November 14, 2015

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Rukmini Callimachi / New York Times:
ISIS Claims Responsibility, Calling Paris Attacks ‘First of the Storm’  —  SINONE, Iraq — The Islamic State claimed responsibility on Saturday for the catastrophic attacks in the French capital, calling them “the first of the storm” and mocking France as a “capital of prostitution and obscenity …
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New York Times:
Paris Attacks Were an ‘Act of War’ by ISIS, Hollande Says  —  PARIS — President François Hollande on Saturday blamed the Islamic State for the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday, as the death toll rose to 129 victims, with 352 others injured, 99 of them with serious injuries.
Emily Steel / New York Times:
CBS Shifts Emphasis of Democratic Debate to Reflect Paris Attacks  —  DES MOINES — In the hours after the deadly attacks in Paris, CBS News significantly reworked its plans for the Democratic presidential debate it is hosting here on Saturday night to focus more on issues of terrorism, national security and foreign relations.
Mark Steyn / Steyn Online:
The Barbarians Are Inside, And There Are No Gates  —  As I write, Paris is under curfew for the first time since the German occupation, and the death toll from the multiple attacks stands at 158, the vast majority of them slaughtered during a concert at the Bataclan theatre …
Saeed Kamali Dehghan / Guardian:
Paris attacks: Hollande holds Islamic State responsible for ‘act of war’ - live  —  In the statement, released in French, Islamic State said “soldiers of Caliphate has targeted the capital of abomination and perversion.”  —  It continues: … The Islamic State claim responsibility for the Paris attacks
Associated Press:
Viewers' Guide: Clinton Looks to Deflect Sanders' Critique  —  Hillary Rodham Clinton has been on a hot streak since the first Democratic presidential debate last month.  The main question heading into Saturday's second encounter: Can her two challengers slow down her Big Mo'?
Discussion: Politico and Yahoo Politics
CNN:
Paris attacks: ISIS claims responsibility for gunfire, blasts that killed 128 people
John Hinderaker / Power Line:   “The American Blood Is Best, and We Will Taste It Soon”
Daily Mail:
France's year of terror: How Charlie Hebdo massacre sparked series of extremist attacks …
New York Times:
Multiple Attacks Hit Paris Area in Night of Deadly Terror
Paul Joseph Watson / Infowars:
Report: Paris Attacker Was Syrian “Refugee” Who Arrived in Greece Last Month  —  Stade de France suicide bomber identified as would-be asylum seeker by Greek government  —  Reports are emerging that one of the terrorists involved in last night's Paris massacre was a Syrian refugee who arrived in Greece last month.
Discussion: Allen B. West, Reuters and Vox Popoli
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AJ Vicens / Mother Jones:
Here Are the Most Horrible Tweets About the Paris Tragedy
Rob Virtue / Daily Express:
Paris terrorist was a Syrian refugee, says Greek government official
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Pamela Geller
Paul Watson / Infowars:
Merkel Calls For “Tolerance” Towards Migrants After Paris Massacre
Discussion: Right
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit:   BREAKING=> Paris ISIS Terrorist Registered as ‘REFUGEE’ on Leros Island in Greece IN OCTOBER
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Mike Huckabee / Mike Huckabee for President:
Response to Paris Terror Attacks
RealClearPolitics:
Obama on ISIS: “We Have Contained Them”  —  In an interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC's Good Morning America that was broadcasted Friday, President Obama said ISIS has been “contained.”  —  “I don't think they're gaining strength,” Obama said of ISIS.
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Ed O'Keefe / Washington Post:
Ben Carson: U.S. should block Middle Eastern refugees after Paris attacks
Jerome Hudson / Reuters:
Spike Lee Calls Out Black Lives Matter: 'You Can't Ignore That We Are Killing Ourselves, Too'  —  While promoting his new film Chi-Raq, a satirical take on the gang violence in Chicago, Spike Lee told CNN's Anderson Cooper that he's “all for Black Lives Matter,” but “we as a people can't be blind to” black-on-black crime.
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Los Angeles Times:
Cal State Long Beach student among those killed in Paris terror attacks  —  A Cal State Long Beach student was among those killed in the Paris terrorist attacks, according to the university.  —  Nohemi Gonzalez, a 20-year-old design student from El Monte, was part of an international exchange program …
Discussion: Politico and WGN-TV
TBogg / Raw Story:
Because Twitter is our national id here are the worst conservative reactions to the Paris attacks  —  DON'T MISS STORIES.  FOLLOW RAW STORY!  —  Presented without comment other than to say that people are awful and conservatives are even worse:
James Oliphant / Reuters:
Trump surges among likely Republican primary voters: Reuters/Ipsos poll  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After a week in which he hosted Saturday Night Live and stood center-stage at a Republican debate, Donald Trump is surging among Republicans likely to cast votes in the party's presidential primary.
Oliver Lane / Breitbart:
WATCH: Migrants Dislike Food, Demand TVs, Threaten To Go Back To Syria  —  In a performance of ingratitude so staggering it should almost be satire, a group of newly arrived migrants in the Netherlands have declared their accommodation so poor they want to go back to Syria.
New York Times:
Marco Rubio's History on Immigration Leaves Conservatives Distrustful of Shift  —  WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Joyce Kaufman sat in her radio studio here the other day and said the first word that comes to mind when she thinks of Marco Rubio.  “A chameleon,” she scoffed.
Discussion: Political Wire, whorunsGov and Salon
 
 
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Kate Brannen / The Daily Beast:
U.S. Kills Leader of ISIS in Libya
Discussion: New York Times and Infowars
Caleb Howe / Truth Revolt:
During Paris Attacks, MSNBC's Brian Williams Asks About Impact On Climate Conference
Discussion: Mediaite and twitchy.com
Meg Wagner / New York Daily News:
Pope Francis calls Paris massacre part of ‘piecemeal Third World War’
Discussion: Political Wire and UPROXX
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
“Shame On You”: Newt Gingrich Called Out On French TV For Paris Tweet
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