Live blog of French hostage / terror crisis

Major developments in the nationwide manhunt in France for the terrorists who murdered 12 people at the headquarter of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

The two Charlie Hebdo terrorists who were still on the run (the third had already turned himself) are now dead. Another hostage stand-off was also resolved this morning in Paris.

Basically, there were two hostage situations this morning. The Charlie Hebdo terrorists took a hostage outside Paris near Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport, and a second possibly-related hostage crisis was taking place in Paris at a kosher supermarket. 4 hostages at least are dead at the supermarket.

The two Charlie Hebdo terrorists are dead. One of the two supermarket terrorists are dead; the other, a woman, is on the run.

These are the second set of hostage-takers, not the Charlie Hebdo terrorists:

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Twitter headquarters:
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This was the siege of those second hostage-takers:Screen-Shot-2015-01-09-at-10.57.39-AM

"At least 4 of the hostages at Vincennes are dead."

“At least 4 of the hostages at Vincennes are dead.”

Lead American Republicans continue to do what they do best:

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More from Paris:

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The #JeSuisCharlie hashtag is reportedly the most popular hashtag ever in Twitter’s history. I’d be curious if someone can confirm this.

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