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US Officials Admit Concern Over Syrian Refugee Effort

Top U.S. counterterrorism officials say they worry a potential terrorist could be hiding among refugees who are looking to come to the United States after escaping the brutal war in Syria.

"It's clearly a population of concern," the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Nicholas Rasmussen, told the House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday.

Committee Chairman Mike McCaul, R-Texas, went further, saying it would be a "huge mistake" to bring refugees from the conflict to the U.S. - even as an estimated 4 million children, women and men have been forced to flee Syria and another 7 million have been displaced from their homes there, unable to leave.

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Howard Dean: Paris attackers not 'Muslim terrorists'

While Obama and top officials in his administration referred to the Paris attack Wednesday as terrorism, they generally did not use the term Islamic terrorism.

But Steve Emerson, director of the Investigative Project on Terrorism, criticized officials for avoiding the term.

"The bottom line here, these are Islamic terrorist attacks and need to be called as such," he told Fox News on Wednesday.

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Franklin Graham Asks the One Question Many Americans are Thinking About Obama's 'Bathroom Order'

President Obama's Friday morning call for a gender-neutral policy in public school bathrooms and locker rooms has triggered a wide variety of responses from various sources. Officials in at least six states have threatened to defy the guidance.

And Christian pastor Franklin Graham minced no words when he penned his response via Facebook.

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NYPD cop killer worked for Hamas-linked Islamic Society of North America

The Muslim NYPD cop killer Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley worked for a Muslim Brotherhood front group, according to his Facebook page.

GotNews.com has confirmed and exclusively discovered that Brinsley went by another name - Ismaaiyl Abdullah-Muhammad - and that he worked for the Islamic Society of North America.

The Islamic Society of North America is a Muslim Brotherhood front group that was described as an unindicted co-conspirator by the Justice Department in the 2007 Holy Land terror cases.

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Teachers forced kids to drop pants in search for serial pooper: Student

An 11-year-old girl says teachers told her and about two dozen classmates to drop their pants for a feces inspection at their Texas school this week, a local TV station reports.

The teachers at the elementary school in the hamlet of Gustine had been finding feces on the gym floor, so in a bid to find the culprit they ordered the boys and girls to go into separate rooms Monday and "pull down their pants to check them to see if they could find anything," Maria Medina, the mother of the girl, told WFAA.

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