Speed Reads

January 12, 2015 8:36 AM

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Speed Reads

On Sunday, an estimated 1.6 million people marched in Paris in a show of unity after last week's terrorist attacks that killed 17 people, not including the three Islamist terrorists killed by police. Attending were the leaders of France, Britain, Germany, Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Turkey, and Jordan, along with more than 30 other presidents and prime ministers.

Not in attendance was any high-ranking U.S. official, raising eyebrows at least in the U.S. (In France, Reuters reports, the fact that the U.S. was represented by Ambassador Jane Hartley was met with shrugs, and "one French TV commentator said the president's visit would have been unthinkable given ...

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