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FILE - In this November 2012, file photo, posted on the website freejamesfoley.org, shows American journalist James Foley while covering the civil war in Aleppo, Syria. In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded Foley � and are threatening to kill another hostage, U.S. officials say.  AP Photo freejamesfoley.org, Nicole Tung, File  NO SALES Nicole Tung freejamesfoley.org Associated Press
James Foley the subject of failed U.S. rescue mission in Syria

U.S. President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State group extremists, but they did not find them, the Obama administration said Wednesday.

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    CHILLIWACK, B.C. - Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the murder of American journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants in Iraq is part of a "degrading and disgusting terror" campaign being carried out across the entire region.

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  • Officials: US rescue mission in Syria failedOfficials: US rescue mission in Syria failed

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State group extremists, but they did not find them, the Obama administration said Wednesday.

  • Holder says he understands mistrust of policeHolder says he understands mistrust of police

    ST. LOUIS - Attorney General Eric Holder sought Wednesday to reassure the people of Ferguson about the investigation into the shooting death of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer and said he understands why many black Americans do not trust police, recalling how he was repeatedly stopped by officers who seemed to target him because of his race.

  • Obama: US won't stop confronting Islamic StateObama: US won't stop confronting Islamic State

    WASHINGTON - The United States stood firm Wednesday in its fight with Islamic State group militants who beheaded a U.S. journalist in Iraq, pledging to continue attacking the group despite its threats to kill another American hostage. The U.S. military continued its airstrikes against the group as President Barack Obama denounced the group as a "cancer" threatening the entire region.

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The RomCom is back. The genre had become a box office bomb. Now, it's being repackaged for TV as the journey of a relationship, rather than the happy ending. Could this save the romantic comedy?

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    399 votes
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    Just make sure Matthew McConaughey is the star
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