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France Expedites Citizenship for Malian Hero

The actions of a courageous employee at the kosher grocery story in Paris that was under attack by an armed gunman have earned the young man expedited French citizenship. Lassana Bathily told VOA in an interview Saturday that French President Francois Hollande called him and promised to give him citizenship. Bathily, a 24-year-old Muslim from Mali who hid customers in a basement refrigerator before escaping to alert police, said the religion of the people he saved did not matter to...

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