One week ago today, on Friday the 13th, all hell broke loose in Paris. This week we've watched events becoming an international terrorist situation. The stories and facts are endless and continue to implode the lives of millions. Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the suspected ringleader of the Paris attacks, is dead. Another suspected attacker, Salah Abdeslam, was last seen on his way toward Belgium hours after the attack. French police stopped him but then let him go, not realizing he was linked to the bloodbath in the capital. Now, he could be anywhere. European Union interior ministers today are discussing new border checks in their passport-free travel zone in response to the Paris attacks, which took about one year to plan. France and Belgium are moving aggressively to strengthen their security forces, but doing so comes at the expense of civil liberties.
In the U.S., House lawmakers voted to impose stringent procedures on Syrians and Iraqis seeking resettlement. The bill's fate is uncertain in the Senate, and the president said he would veto it.
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New Yorkers show no fear despite ISIS video that warns of attacks in city NY Daily News - November 20, 2015
Defiant New Yorkers flooded Midtown a day after the barbaric jihadists released a threatening video showing images of the city.
Much of the political fallout after the Paris attacks has focused on the Syrian refugee program, but there are other programs Congress is also reevaluating. High on that list for renewed scrutiny is the visa waiver program that allows Western Europeans to travel freely to the United States.
Some American Iraq war veterans can't bear to see the country they fought to secure lost to the forces of ISIS. Incredibly, some are returning to Iraq as volunteer soldiers and taking to the front lines alongside Kurdish Peshmerga forces, and two of them have told CBS News why they did it.
At least two gunmen stormed the U.S.-owned Radisson hotel in Mali's capital today and seized around 170 hostages. The hotel is popular with foreigners working in the country. The hotel manager said perhaps three people were dead, and there were indications that the hostage takers were releasing Muslims and continuing to hold non-Muslims.
Gunmen hold 170 hostage at Radisson Blu Hotel in Mali; 3 deaths reported CNN - November 20, 2015
Jonathan J. Pollard, the American convicted of spying on behalf of Israel, was released on parole today from a federal prison in Butner, N.C., after serving 30 years of a life sentence. The Obama administration has no plans to grant his request to leave the U.S. and move to Israel.
Convicted Israel spy Jonathan Pollard released after 30 years CNN - November 20, 2015
Bernie Sanders presented himself as the heir to the policies and ideals of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a rare formal address on Thursday. He's struggling to attract more voters to his bid for the Democratic nomination against Hillary Clinton, who is calling for speeding up the U.S.-led operations against the Islamic State.
Princeton students ended a 32-hour sit-in that focused on the use of former President Woodrow Wilson's name in public spaces on campus. Mr. Wilson, who was in the White House from 1913 to 1921, held racist views. And portraits of black faculty members were defaced at Harvard Law School.
More immigrants from Mexico are leaving the U.S. than coming into the country, a new report says. The finding points to the end of the largest wave of immigration from a single country in American history.
U.S. finance agencies issued new rules to discourage American companies from moving their headquarters abroad in search of lower tax rates. The pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is already weighing ways to bypass so-called inversion rules in its plan to buy Allergan, based in Ireland, for about $150 billion.
Jennifer Lawrence returns for the final time as Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2," opening today.
British singer Adele's first album in nearly five years, "25," is out today. It is poised to be one of the biggest hits in years, but it won't be available for streaming. Adele will perform some of her new music this weekend as the musical guest on "Saturday Night Live" (11:30 p.m. Eastern, NBC).
Obama says UFOs aren't as top secret as you'd think Rogue Planet - November 20, 2015
It's no surprise that President Barack Obama gets asked about UFOs and aliens from time to time. But in a recent interview with GQ, it was the President who brought up these topics. On Monday, November 17, GQ published an interview with Obama conducted by on-air sports personality Bill Simmons. During the interview, Simmons asks, Have you ever said, Give me the JFK-assassination files, I want to read them. Give me all the secret stuff? The President responded: "I gotta tell you, it's a little disappointing. People always ask me about Roswell and the aliens and UFOs, and it turns out the stuff going on that's top secret isn't nearly as exciting as you expect. In this day and age, it's not as top secret as you'd think."
This week my son-in-law Ryan went to Los Angeles for the LA Auto Show and to make this commercial.
In 2016 his car dealership Landrover Milford expands to Fairfield Land Rover - Range Rover - Jaguar.