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42 min ago | Local10.com

Pinecrest journalist Steven Sotloff's kidnapping raises debate over paying ransom to terrorists

Ever since bloodthirsty Islamic State militants beheaded journalist James Wright Foley, Angelica Jaramillo has been waiting to learn the fate of a 31-year-old man from Pinecrest they threatened to kill next.

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5 hrs ago | TheBlaze.com

Boehner blasts Obama's 'lapse in judgment' by releasing the Taliban Five

House Speaker John Boehner said Friday that President Barack Obama made a critical tactical error earlier this year by releasing five Taliban detainees from Guantanamo Bay, especially as the threat of the Islamic State continues to grow.

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9 hrs ago | In-depth Africa

Obama Delayed Rescue of US Hostages Until it Was Too Late

There's a familiar pattern here with Bin Laden and Bill Clinton. Obama didn't agree to go after Bin Laden until he decided that he could take him prisoner and use him to dismantle Guantanamo Bay.

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13 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

Congressman Suggests Obama 'Signaled' To Terrorists That It Was Okay To Capture Foley

On Friday, a Republican congressman implied that the Obama administration's decision to swap five Taliban officials for the release of Army Sgt.

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17 hrs ago | Times Herald-Record

Journalist James Foley's slaying rekindles ransom debate

On Nov. 26, 2013, a year after James Foley was kidnapped in Syria, his parents and his employer received an email in English from his captors.

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21 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

ISIS Tried to Use Foley as Leverage to Free Female Pakistani TerroristCNS

The terrorists who murdered U.S. journalist James Foley claimed to have offered his freedom in exchange for a Pakistani woman whose lengthy prison term for attempting to kill U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan has made her a cause cA©lA bre in Pakistan and among jihadists worldwide.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Switched

Huffpost Hill - Policing: a Tankless Job

Steve King pointedly noted that there's no Congressional White Caucus, however there is an informal group known as "Congress."

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Power Line

GAO: Obama administration violated law in releasing Gitmo detainees to Qatar in Bergdahl deal

The Government Accounting Office has concluded that the Obama Defense Department violated section 8111 of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act when it transferred five detainees at Guantanamo Bay to Qatar without providing at least 30 days notice to certain congressional committees.

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Stars and Stripes

GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap

The Department of Defense broke the law when it traded Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban prisoners in May, the Government Accountability Office said in a legal opinion issued Thursday.

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Jurist

Ex-Guantanamo detainee appeals conviction

Hicks was captured in Afghanistan shortly after September 11, 2011, and brought to the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay [JURIST backgrounder] the day that it opened.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

NEWS.com.au

British executioner is world's most wanted

JOURNALIST James Foley's executioner had an unmistakable British accent. The Brit turned terrorist is part of a gang dubbed 'The Beatles' by their hostages.

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Jurist

California passes law banning sterilization of inmates

The bill bans any form of sterilization in a correctional facility for the purposes of birth control unless there is a medical necessity and there is no other alternate procedure available.

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Switched

Inside The Secretive World Of Guantanamo Bay: Vice News Documentary

In the latest installment a new four-part series pulling back the curtain on Guantanamo Bay, a video crew from Vice News found that even the most seemingly mundane lines of inquiry are not welcome at the secretive facility.

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Newsday

Crowley: Aimed at Muslim audience

When President Barack Obama recently authorised a military air campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq, some form of retaliation was inevitable.

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Daily Mail

Bowe Bergdahl plans to go to college if he is cleared of desertion by Army

Taliban 'captive' Bowe Bergdahl plans to leave the Army and head to college if he is cleared of desertion charges by inquiry Sgt Bowe Bergdahl, the US soldier who spent five years in Taliban captivity, plans to leave the Army and go to college if he is cleared of desertion by an inquiry.

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Freshnews

War Reporter Alex Quade Exclusive: Spec Ops Horse Soldiers'...

Danger, violence, and double-cross. In her exclusive, war reporter Alex Quade, reveals the original story behind the Special Operations Forces' capture of one of the Taliban-5.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Day

American photojournalist executed, Islamic State says

The Islamic State militant group claimed Tuesday to have beheaded an American photojournalist in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq.

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Boing Boing

Blogging History: GCHQ performs laptop exorcism at Guardian; Graphic...

UK intel officials enter Guardian offices, destroy hard drives with Snowden docs: The Guardian's editor-in-chief, Alan Rusbridger, explains that he is now forced to work on stories about the US National Security Administration from New York City, because UK intelligence officials went into the Guardian's headquarters and destroyed hard drives that ... (more)

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Washington Times

Gitmo hunger strike cost feds $300K for liquid nutrition; half spent on vanilla Ensure

Accused terrorists being held in a Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba have cost the federal government roughly $300,000 for liquid nutritional supplements due to hunger strikes.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Daily Caller

Ice Bucket Challenge Hipsters: These Guantanamo Detainees Did It First

The Ice Bucket Challenge has gone viral lately on Facebook and Instagram, raising awareness for Lou Gehrig's disease as people either dump a bucket of ice water on their head or donate $100 to the ALS Association.

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