A man wearing an American flag and carrying a manila folder was arrested after he jumped the fence at the White House Thursday afternoon, police said.
President Barack Obama appealed anew on Thanksgiving Day for acceptance of Syrian refugees, saying "so much of our greatness comes from our generosity."
In his weekly radio address broadcast Thursday, Obama noted his commitment to accept an additional 10,000 Syrian refugees this year and argued that the policy is in keeping with U.S. tradition.
"Nearly four centuries after the Mayflower set sail, the world is still full of pilgrims," he said, "men and women who want nothing more than the chance for a safer, better future for themselves and their families. What makes America America is that we offer that chance."
He said he has been "touched by the generosity of Americans who've written me letters and emails in recent weeks, offering to open their homes to refugees fleeing the brutality of ISIL (Islamic State group)."
Speaking in Russia on Thursday, French President Francois Hollande called for world powers to create a "grand coalition" to defeat ISIS militants who control swathes of territory in Syria and Iraq, Reuters reported.
Hollande is on a diplomatic offensive to build a common front against ISIS, which has claimed responsibility for the attacks in Paris on Nov. 13 that killed 130 people and for the bombing of the Russian jet that killed 224 people over Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.
Russia's Vladimir Putin said Moscow was ready to unite with Paris against a "mutual enemy." Russia and France have stepped up their aerial bombing campaigns in Syria but they have different objectives.
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Donald Trump has come under fire again. The New York Times has slammed the Republican presidential candidate after he appeared to mock a reporter with a congenital joint condition that limits movement in his arms, NBC News reported.
Addressing a rally in South Carolina on Tuesday, Trump defended his widely discredited claim that thousands of Muslims in New Jersey cheered as the World Trade Center came down on Sept. 11, 2001. He then appeared to impersonate reporter Serge Kovaleski, one of the authors of a 2001 article in The Washington Post that Trump has used to support his claim.
"Now, the poor guy — you ought to see the guy: 'Uh, I don't know what I said. I don't remember,'" Trump said, as he appeared to imitate Kovaleski, who suffers from arthrogryposis.
Kovaleski told MSNBC on Monday that he did "not recall anyone saying there were thousands, or even hundreds, of people celebrating."
"We think it's outrageous that he would ridicule the appearance of one of our reporters," a spokesman for The Times told NBC News. Kovaleski is currently an investigative reporter for The Times.
Trump's presidential campaign did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
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Envelopes containing white powder were found at Brussels' Grand Mosque Thursday, but emergency crews who rushed to the scene said the substance was just flour, fire brigade spokeswoman Malika Abbad told NBC News.
Officials initially said at least 11 people came into contact with the powder and would be taken for hospital for blood tests. Abbad later said the white substance was "obviously flour," adding: "There is no risk to anyone."
The fire brigade's "anthrax alert" response involved at least four specialist ambulances as well as crews wearing protective suits.
Belgian authorities on Thursday have launched a raid in southern Belgium linked to the Paris attacks but did not detain any suspects. Authorities also lowered their threat alert to the second-highest level in Brussels, calling a threat "possible and likely." Brussels has been on lockdown after officials warned terrorists may be planning a Paris-style attack.
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Millions of Americans will travel to visit family and friends and stuff themselves with turkey and pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving. But how much do you know about the holiday’s origins and why we celebrate? Test your knowledge of the history behind Turkey Day with this quiz.
Millions of people attended the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade on Nov.
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A student. An art critic. An architect. An engineer. The 130 people killed in Paris during the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks came from all walks of life and represented "youth in all its diversity," according to French President Francois Hollande. Here are their portraits. More names and photos will be added as information is confirmed and available.
A California farm recalled the produce used in Costco chicken salad Thursday after it was linked to an E. coli outbreak.
The Chicago Bears will head into a hostile Lambeau Field Thursday night to face the Green Bay Packers, and even though they won’t have to face Brett Favre, the legendary quarterback’s presence will still be a big part of the evening.
That’s because the Packers are retiring Favre’s jersey at halftime of the Thanksgiving showdown.
New England Cable News reached out to each presidential campaign for its positions on education, gun policy, healthcare, taxes, the economy, immigration, and other issues. Click through to compare candidates’ responses on major issues facing the nation.
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A blimp that was supposed to fly over the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade went down in a baseball field near a school on Long Island Thursday morning. The company that owns the blimp, AirSign, said that the blimp was scheduled to fly over the parade to promote the school and had to land when strong winds began hampering the flight of the vessel.
Police are investigating after they say a woman reported that she was raped while jogging in a park on Manhattan's Lower East Side Wednesday evening.
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Police say a 32-year-old Mississippi man stabbed his father to death and injured his mother after an argument over food the night before. According to Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, Ronald Pritchett was visiting his parents in Gretna, Louisiana, when he became enraged during a dispute about a m
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Something strange happened when a goat entered a Siberian tiger's enclosure at a safari park in Moscow.
The intended four-legged meal surprised everyone. Instead of becoming an edible delight, the goat named Timur has become friends with Amur the tiger.
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