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Family of Islamic State Captive Makes Plea

The parents of the U.S. aid worker threatened in Islamic State's latest beheading video have appealed to his captors to "show mercy" and let him go. Ed and Paula Kassig of the Midwestern U.S. state of Indiana made their plea in a video statement released Saturday, spoken in English with Arabic subtitles. Their son, Peter Kassig, was captured a year ago in Syria. The 26-year-old Kassig is said to have converted to Islam while in captivity, changing his name to...

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