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Holiday Travelers Face Tighter Security In Wake Of Paris AttacksThe Port Authority has stationed more officers at its airports, bus terminals, train stations and Hudson River crossings while the NYPD has extra uniformed police officers and other security measures in place.
Obama, Hollande Pledge Solidarity Against ISISPresident Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande opened talks Tuesday about expanding the international campaign against the Islamic State.
Obama Administration Assures Governors Refugee Vetting Is RigorousThe Obama administration is assuring governors that refugees who come to the United States in its resettlement program undergo a "rigorous security vetting process,'' particularly if they are fleeing from Syria.
Suspected Paris Attacks Mastermind Identified; U.S. Announces Intelligence-Sharing Plan With FranceA French official identified the suspected mastermind as Belgian Abdelhamid Abaaoud while a nearly 12-minute video shows unidentified fighters praising Friday's attacks in Paris.
Obama: Paris Attacks 'Terrible' Setback In Islamic State CampaignPresident Barack Obama says the Islamic State is "the face of evil'' and that all nations need to step up their efforts to combat the threat it poses.
GOP Candidates Criticize Obama, Clinton After Paris AttacksSeveral Republican candidates for president accused President Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton of failing in the fight against Islamic State militants as the terrorist attacks in Paris became a focal point of the nomination race.
In Newark, Obama Calls For Breaking Cycle Of IncarcerationPresident Barack Obama is visiting a drug treatment center in Newark Monday as he continues to push for overhauling the criminal justice system.
Police Officials Optimistic About NYC Crime Rates, Fed. Plans For PrisonersNYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton discusses Obama's plan to release several thousand non-violent offenders from federal prisons, and the impact it will have on the city.
Obama To Visit Newark To Speak On Criminal Justice ReformThe White House said Tuesday that Obama will travel to Newark next week as part of his push for reforming the criminal justice system.
Obama Encouraging Limits On Standardized Student TestsPresident Barack Obama on Saturday called for capping standardized testing at 2 percent of classroom time and said the government shares responsibility for turning tests into the be-all and end-all of American schools.
Obama, Putin Meet One-On-One For First Time In Over 2 Years At UNPresident Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin clashed over their competing visions for Syria, with Obama urging a political transition to replace the Syrian president but Putin warning it would be a mistake.
Obama Arrives In NYC For UN General AssemblyFresh from successes on Iran and with the pope, President Barack Obama still carried heavy burdens into critical meetings this week at the United Nations General Assembly.
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