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Obama, in his final State of the Union, confronts those stoking fear of terrorism

President Barack Obama in his final State of the Union address made a serious effort to calm fears about terrorism. He acknowledged the danger was real, but also stated that in no way did terrorism threaten America’s national existence. In the Republican response, Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina talked of the most dangerous threat to the US since September 11. So where does the truth lie?

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Men of Arab descent not finding Germany as welcoming as they used to

After reports of women being harassed and groped on the streets of Cologne, Germany, on New Year's Eve, mostly by men of Arab descent, German officials are promising changes. They've beefed up the police presence in public areas and vowed to deport migrants convicted of serious crimes. And Arab and Muslim migrants in Germany say the welcoming atmosphere is starting to change.