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Obama on Paris attacks: 'We're hopeful the immediate threat is now resolved'

President Obama gave a speech on Friday about this week's terrorist attacks in Paris. Obama said he is "hopeful the immediate threat is now resolved."

"In the streets of Paris, the world has seen once again what terrorists stand for," Obama said. "They have nothing to offer but hatred and human suffering."

Obama delivered the speech from Pellisippi State Community College in Tennessee, where he was speaking about his initiative for free community college.

He added that the U.S. stands with France and will "provide whatever support" the country needs. "We stand for freedom, hope, and the dignity of all human beings, and that's what the city of Paris represents to the world," Obama said. "That spirit will endure forever, long after the scourge of terrorism is banished from this world."