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Obama condemns 'outrageous attack' on Paris newspaper

The White House on Wednesday "condemn[ed] in the strongest possible terms" the mass shooting at a satirical French publication, Charlie Hebdo, that left 12 people dead.

"France, and the great city of Paris where this outrageous attack took place, offer the world a timeless example that will endure well beyond the hateful vision of these killers," President Obama said in a statement.

Speaking earlier in the morning on MSNBC, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the assault was an "attack on some of the basic values that we hold dear in this country." Earnest added that the administration was working with France to identify who was responsible for the attack.--Jon Terbush