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Dealer: Gun linked to Paris attack came through U.S.

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One of the guns linked to Islamic militants in the Paris attacks that killed 130 people was exported to the United States in 2013, the head of a Serbian arms factory said Thursday. Milojko Brzakovic of the Zastava Arms factory told The Associated Press that the M92 semi-automatic pistol’s serial number matched one his company delivered to an American online arms dealer in May 2013. It wasn’t clear how the gun got back to Europe. At least seven of the…

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Man charged with threatening Islamic center in Pinellas

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Authorities say a man threatened to firebomb an Islamic center in Florida shortly after the terrorist attacks in Paris. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Tampa reported in a statement that 43-year-old Martin Alan Schnitzler called the Islamic Society of Pinellas County last Friday. The release says he left a voicemail saying he was going to the center to “firebomb you and shoot whoever is there.” FBI agents arrested Schnitzler on Tuesday. He was charged with making a telephonic threat to…

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Why wasn’t the White House lit in solidarity with France?

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The Tower Bridge in London. The Sydney Opera House. The 408-foot spire of One World Trade Center in New York. The Empire State Building. San Francisco’s City Hall. The CN Tower in Toronto. Even the High Roller Ferris wheel on the Las Vegas Strip. Each of these iconic buildings – and many others – were all bathed in bold blues, whites and reds as an eloquent expression of fraternity with Paris, the French capital. Conspicuously absent from the list of…

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Authorities investigate threat made against mosque in St. Petersburg

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Federal authorities are investigating a threat made against a mosque in Florida. Local news agencies report a caller left a threatening phone massage to the Islamic Society of St. Petersburg Friday night, following the terrorist attacks in France. Hatem Jaber, a volunteer and teacher at the mosque, says he received a voicemail which threatened to “firebomb” the mosque and shoot people in the head. Jaber says the caller also referenced Friday’s attacks in Paris, saying, “This act in France is…

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