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The Killers: ISIS militants have released a video purported to be the beheading of American journalist James Foley, kidnapped two years ago in Syria. Foley, 40, was working as a freelance journalist for the online Global Post and for Agence France Presse. He was shown with a shaved head kneeling in the desert in an orange jumpsuit. Before he is killed Foley says, under evident stress, “I call on my friends, family and loved ones to rise up against my real killers – the U.S. government — for what will happen to me is only a result of their complacent criminality.”

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Hands Up: Authorities yesterday called off the midnight to 5am curfew in Ferguson, Mo., but unrest continued as the National Guard joined the security force and 31 people were arrested amid gunfire, stun grenades Molotov cocktails, and police teargas. Most of the people arrested in street disturbances do not come

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World leaders have described the act as “barbaric.”

ISIS appears to be enraged by US airstrikes. On the video the executioner also threatens to kill another American, Steven Sotloff. The killer says, “The life of this American citizen, Obama, depends on your next decision.”

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Hands Up: Violence flared again in the streets of Ferguson, Mo. last night with looting, shots fired, Molotov cocktails and teargas. Gov. Jay Nixon has called in the National Guard and the first troops have already arrived. The NY Times …

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Hands Up: Police used tear gas and armored vehicles last night to disperse demonstrators defying a midnight to 5 am curfew in Ferguson, Mo. Seven people were arrested. Shortly before the midnight deadline members of the New Black Panther party …

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Rioting Returns, Gov. Perry Indicted

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Hands Up: Unrest returned to the streets of Ferguson, Mo. last night after police accused teenager Michael Brown of a crime without explaining how and why he was shot dead by a police officer. Several stores were looted and rioters …

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It's Been Said

“I call on my friends, family, and loved ones to rise up against my real killers, the U.S. government. My message to my beloved parents: Save me some dignity and don’t accept any meager compensation for my death from the same people who effectively put the last nail in my coffin. I call on my brother who is in the Air Force. I call on you, John. Think about who made the decision to bomb Iraq. Who did they really kill? Did they think about me you and our family when they made that decision? I died that day, John. When your colleagues dropped that bomb, they signed my death certificate. I wish I had more time. I wish I had the hope of seeing my family one more time. I guess all-in-all I wish I wasn't American.”

-American freelance journalist James Foley under evident duress moments before he is executed by ISIS fighters.