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  1. Obama Calls Kassig’s Murder ‘Pure Evil’ 

    He went to Syria to help, but he paid the ultimate price after falling into enemy hands. ISIS has released a video of Abdul-Rahman (Peter) Kassig’s beheaded remains — a murder President Obama has labeled “pure evil.” But unlike previous footage of beheadings with choreographed final moments, only Kassig’s body was shown, prompting questions over whether something went wrong. While many hope ISIS is weakening under the strain of U.S.-led airstrikes, this grim video does little to raise hope that the militants’ days are numbered.

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