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US ‘Appalled’ by American Journalist's Purported Beheading

The Sunni extremist group Islamic State (IS) claimed in an Internet video Tuesday to have beheaded American freelance journalist James Foley in retaliation for U.S. air strikes targeting the group’s fighters in northern Iraq. Although the United States could not immediately verify the authenticity of the video, the Foley family was among those paying tribute to the 40-year-old journalist’s courage in the face of dangerous assignments. Foley disappeared November 22, 2012, after having been...

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