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Latest on Paris attacks: French war planes keep pounding ISIS in Syria

A woman walks past the Bataclan Theater in Paris on Tuesday. At least 82 people were killed in the theater during coordinated attacks on Friday.
A woman walks past the Bataclan Theater in Paris on Tuesday. At least 82 people were killed in the theater during coordinated attacks on Friday.
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On the final day of national mourning, Paris is still trying to regain a sense of normalcy, after a series of coordinated terrorist attacks Friday left 129 people dead.

It's hard, NPR's David Greene reports. For example, he met 23-year-old Anne Sophie Pratta, who was making her way back to her apartment last night.

She said when she got on the train, everyone was looking at each other.

 

"It was very frightening to take the train today," she said. "We didn't want to move, we just wanted to stay home. It's worrying and in the cab, the guy told me I was the first client to smile today because everyone else was very sad."

French President Hollande is set to visit President Obama in Washington on Nov. 24.

"This visit will underscore the friendship and solidarity between the United States and France, our oldest ally," Press Secretary Josh Earnest said in a statement. "President Obama and President Hollande will consult and coordinate our efforts to assist France's investigation into these attacks, discuss further cooperation as part of the 65-member counter-ISIL coalition, and reiterate our shared determination to confront the scourge of terrorism."

Citing the Russian government, Reuters reports that Hollande will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Nov. 26 in Moscow.

Meanwhile, the number of governors who oppose taking refugees is up to 26 this morning, NPR's Arnie Seipel reports.

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and Gov. Terry Branstad of Iowa are the latest to say they oppose taking in Syrian refugees.

Arnie reports, "Branstad had originally said yesterday that he wasn't sure what authority he had to block refugees, and then came out later to say 'Until a thorough and thoughtful review is conducted by the intelligence community and the safety of Iowans can be assured, the federal government should not resettle any Syrian refugees in Iowa.'"

Here's the latest on the investigatory and other fronts:

https://twitter.com/CrisiscenterBE/status/666402401625223168

"The faster Russia and Iran and others give life to this process, the faster the violence can taper down and we can isolate [ISIS] and Al Nusra and begin to do what our strategy has always set out to do."

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