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  1. U.S. Tried to Prevent Journalist’s Killing

    America isn’t negotiating with terrorists, but it did try to root them out. The U.S sent troops into Syria in search of hostages, including James Foley, just weeks before he was beheaded by an Islamic State militant. Sadly, none were found. The militants had demanded a ransom for Foley before killing him, but the U.S. refused. President Obama said Foley’s beheading “shocked the conscience of the world.” The attention now turns to the fate of other U.S. captives in militant hands.

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