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Nov 13, 2015, 5:44pm EST
  • July 18, 2016

    Why Republicans want Obama to denounce "radical Islam" — and why he won't do it

    The controversy has been raging all year, but its roots go back to the Bush administration.

  • January 26, 2016

    ISIS's new video tells us something important about the Paris attacks

    The Paris attackers claim they were ordered to attack by ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi himself.

  • December 2, 2015

    What people Googled during the Paris attacks, in one graphic

    In Paris, they asked, "What is a state of emergency?" The rest of the world asked, "Why Paris?"

  • November 20, 2015

    Donald Trump's Muslim database, explained

    He's an outlier, but anti-Islam politics is on the rise, and it's dangerous.

  • November 19, 2015

    ISIS, a history: how the world's worst terror group came to be

    The story starts in 1989, in Afghanistan.

  • November 18, 2015

    Former US official on Syria: Obama's ISIS strategy is like "one hand clapping"

    Fred Hof explains the rise of ISIS — and how he thinks the US abetted it.

  • November 17, 2015

    Watch: a French father and son’s touching conversation about the Paris attacks

    "Everyone is putting flowers. It's to fight against guns."

  • November 16, 2015

    John Oliver had exactly the right (NSFW) response to the Paris attackers

    "Fuck these assholes."

  • November 16, 2015

    The surprising reason why ISIS may be lashing out: because it's losing

    Obama is getting a lot of heat for saying ISIS is "contained." But he's right — and that's precisely why the group is so dangerous.

  • November 16, 2015

    Watch: Obama gives fiery press conference responding to critics on Paris and ISIS

    "When you actually listen to what [my critics] have to say, what they're proposing, most of the time, when pressed, they describe things we're already doing."

  • November 15, 2015

    Paris attacks: what we know

    At least 129 people died in attacks in and around Paris.

  • November 15, 2015

    Watch: Saturday Night Live pays touching tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks

    The show is no stranger to airing comedy in the wake of tragedy.

  • November 14, 2015

    France has declared a state of emergency, but the law has an ugly history

    Originally intended to repress the independence movement in Algeria, it gives the state broad powers to suspend civil liberties.

  • November 14, 2015

    The perfect response to people who blame Islam for ISIS

    "Islam is just a religion and like every religion in the world it depends on what you bring to it."

  • November 14, 2015

    White House: No information contradicts French assessment that ISIS is behind Paris attack

    At this time there is "no specific or credible threat to the United States."

  • November 14, 2015

    Why ISIS would attack Paris, according to an expert

    "It is putting its major adversaries on notice that if they continue to impede its state building, they will pay a price."

  • November 14, 2015

    Paris attacks: how US presidential candidates are responding

    The most conservative candidates are arguing that the US shouldn't admit Syrian refugees.

  • November 14, 2015

    Watch: a 5-minute history of Syria's war and the rise of ISIS

    A brief history of the conflict that gave the world ISIS.

  • November 14, 2015

    Why John Kerry and the French president are calling ISIS "Daesh"

    It's a signal to Muslims that ISIS isn't authentically Islamic.

  • November 14, 2015

    Here is ISIS's statement claiming responsibility for the Paris attacks

    Oddly, the statement offers no proof of the group's involvement.

  • November 14, 2015

    New Polish minister calls for limiting refugees after Paris attack

    "After the tragic events of Paris we do not see the political possibility of respecting them."

  • November 14, 2015

    Watch: The origins of ISIS, explained in 3 minutes

    This video tells the story of the group's rise in Iraq and Syria.

  • November 14, 2015

    Parisians are waiting for hours for their chance to give blood for attack victims

    So many people are lining up at hospitals around the city to donate blood that some are even being turned away.

  • November 14, 2015

    Paris attacks: French president calls them an "act of war" by ISIS

    François Hollande says ISIS was responsible for Friday's attacks in Paris.

  • November 13, 2015

    French president to a grieving nation: “We will lead the fight, and it will be merciless”

    Hollande swore revenge for what he termed a "barbaric act."