Obama confers with national security team on implications of Paris terrorist attack

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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has conferred with his national security team following the terrorist attack on a Paris satirical newspaper that left 12 people dead.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest says Obama held a conference call with top intelligence, justice and homeland security officials as Air Force One flew the president to Washington after an appearance Thursday in Phoenix.

Obama got an update on the investigation into Wednesday's killings at the offices of Charlie Hebdo — and on America's "terror threat picture" after the attack.

The Department of Homeland Security has said there's no indication of a specific threat to Americans stemming from the events in Paris. But Obama has said the attack underscores the need for the U.S. to remain vigilant in trying to protect Americans wherever they may be.

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