In a letter to President Barack Obama issued Monday morning, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said the state will not accept any refugees from Syria in the wake of deadly terror attacks in Paris, France Friday evening.
DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the fight against Islamic State militants, members of Congress talk tough against extremism. But many lawmakers want to run for cover when it comes to voting on new war powers — preferring to let the president own the battle.
Islamic State militants have refurbished what was once Iraq's top-rated hotel, and though there are still some luxurious features, the rules are strict and anyone disobeying them faces punishment ranging from flogging to beheading.