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Florida service set for slain journalist Sotloff
By The Associated PressPINECREST, Fla. (AP) — A service is being held at a South Florida temple for journalist Steven Sotloff, whose killing at the hands of Islamic militants has sparked international outrage. Rabbi Terry Bookman says the service Friday afternoon at Temple Beth Am in Sotloff's hometown of Pinecrest will be open to the public.

Family says slain reporter gave voice to voiceless
By The Associated Press PINECREST, Fla. (AP) — The family of a journalist slain by Islamic State militants says Steven Sotloff dedicated his life to portraying the suffering of people in war zones, but was "no hero."

Colombian national pleads guilty in agent's death
By The Associated PressALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Colombian national has pleaded guilty to being involved in the slaying of a U.S. drug agent in Bogota. Thirty-one-year-old Julio Estiven Gracia Ramirez pleaded guilty Wednesday to aiding and abetting the murder of an internationally protected person, and conspiracy.

US officials: Video shows American's execution
By LARA JAKESJULIE PACEWASHINGTON (AP) — Two U.S. officials say they believe American journalist James Foley was the victim executed by Islamic State militants as shown in a grisly video released Tuesday. Separately, Foley's family confirmed his death in a statement posted on a webpage that was created to rally support for his release.

US strikes in Iraq aimed at helping reclaim dam
By JULIE PACEEDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — The U.S. has expanded its air campaign in Iraq with attacks aimed at helping Iraqi forces regain control of the strategic Mosul dam. The White House said President Barack Obama notified Congress Sunday that the widened mission would be limited in duration and scope.

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