Are you up to date on the election’s newest micro-controversy? Yesterday, the Washington Post published a cartoon depicting Ted Cruz’s daughters as trained circus monkeys, a reference to a recent political ad released by his campaign that uses Cruz’s admittedly adorable tots as, arguably, props. Later that night, after widespread condemnation , the Post decided to pull the cartoon, drawn by Pulitzer winner Ann Telnaes.
New video has emerged of the Kouachi brothers' shootout with police following their deadly attack at the Charlie Hebdo offices. The video shows Cherif and Said Kouachi shouting, "We are avenging the prophet Muhammad!" and calmly reloading their assault rifles before driving off. Seconds later, a police car approaches and the brothers open fire, forcing the police car to reverse. One brother continues to drive as the other leans out to window to fire, and the two eventually escape.
BBC Foreign Correspondent Fergal Keane was given an advanced copy of this week's Charlie Hebdo. Judging from Keane's description of the issue, the magazine contains about what you'd expect: crude caricatures of Muhammad, a woman lifting her burka to show her naked body, sexual images of the pope, cartoons about ISIS, and more. Keane's tweets about the issue are embedded below:
Three days after Amedy Coulibaly seized a kosher supermarket in Paris and killed four hostages, a woman who survived the attack described the harrowing ordeal to Europe 1 radio. Among other horrors, the woman said she witnessed the brutal killing of a man who attempted to shoot Coulibaly with one of terrorist's own weapons.