Nation remembers victims of attacks
A subdued France paid homage Friday to those killed two weeks ago in the attacks that gripped Paris in fear and mourning, honoring each of the 130 dead by name as the president pledged to "destroy the army of fanatics" who claimed so many young lives.
With each name and age read aloud inside the Invalides national monument, the toll gained new force. Most, as French President Francois Hollande noted, were younger than 35, killed while enjoying a mild Friday night of music, food, drinks, or sports. The youngest was 17; the oldest, 68.
Throughout Paris, French flags fluttered in windows and on buses in uncharacteristic displays of patriotism in response to Paris' second deadly terror attack this year. In January, Islamic extremist gunmen killed 12 at the satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo. - AP
Carson to tour camp
GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson will tour a Syrian refugee camp near the Jordanian capital this weekend, according to a person familiar with planning for the visit. The trip comes as Carson has faced harsh criticism about his lack of foreign policy expertise. The trip, which was not disclosed to the media in advance, is intended to give the retired neurosurgeon credibility on an issue that has become increasingly important after the terrorist attacks in Paris.
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2 Palestinians shot
Israeli troops shot and killed two Palestinians after they rammed their cars into soldiers in separate West Bank attacks Friday. At least eight solders were injured. Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon urged Israelis to brace themselves. "This terror wave will accompany us in the coming days, the coming weeks, and maybe longer than that," Yaalon said. - AP