President Obama and his national security team assured people Wednesday afternoon that there are no signs of an imminent terrorist attack in the United States like the one Paris experienced almost two weeks ago.

"Right now, we know of no specific and credible intelligence indicating a plot on the homeland, and that is based on the latest information I just received in the situation room," he said in the White House.

"As we go into Thanksgiving weekend, what I want the American people to know is that we are taking every possible step to keep our homeland safe," he added.

The assurance comes even though the Islamic State made threats against the U.S. and other countries in the days following the Paris attack, which killed 130 people. He said those attacks understandably raise fears among people, but encouraged people nonetheless to go about their plans.

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