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Midday Roundup: Parents of ISIS victim say they will heal, forgive in time

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | A life laid down. Peter Kassig’s parents made their first public appearance since their son’s death during a press conference in the United Methodist…

Fast friends

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Ah, reconciliation. Isn’t it grand? There is good evidence that on Nov. 2, in a town called Atareb, west of Aleppo, Syria’s largest city, two hitherto…

Globe Trot: Did Peter Kassig resist his ISIS executioner?

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA:Video footage confirmed the fifth beheading of a Westerner by Islamic State. Peter Kassig, a 26-year-old humanitarian aid worker from Indiana (and an…

ISIS beheads another American

By Leigh Jones
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ISIS | ISIS terrorists beheaded American aid worker Peter Kassig over the weekend, releasing a gruesome video of his body on Sunday. Militants seized Kassig, a…

Globe Trot: Kurdish children detail ISIS torture

By Mindy Belz
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International | ISIS: Kurdish children from Kobani were tortured and abused for months while detained by the Islamic State (also known as ISIS), Human Rights Watch documented…

Globe Trot: Will ISIS get more scrutiny after the election?

By Mindy Belz
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International | ELECTIONS 2014:The GOP is expected (by narrow margins) to take control of the Senate in tomorrow’s midterm elections. And oddly, that may hold some dividend…

Midday Roundup: Brittany Maynard chooses life, for now

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Heartbreaking choice. In a video sponsored by the pro-assisted suicide group Compassion & Choices, cancer patient Brittany Maynard announced she is…

Midday Roundup: Nurses head home from Ebola treatment, quarantine

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Treated and quarantined. The second Dallas nurse diagnosed with the Ebola virus after treating a patient who died of the deadly disease will be released from…

Militants in Syria free kidnapped Franciscan priest

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | A Syrian priest has been released by his abductors and is “optimistic” even though he is not allowed to leave the country until he has met with an Islamic…

War against ISIS finally gets a name

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | After weeks of air attacks by U.S. forces in Iraq and Syria, the high profile fight against Islamic State militants finally has a name: Operation Inherent…

Globe Trot: ISIS ground truth versus the Obama narrative

By Jamie Dean
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International | ‘SIX-SIDED WAR’: Among some military experts, worries are deepening about the U.S. strategy in the battle against the Islamic State. One military official…

Globe Trot: Cyclone batters Indian coast

By Jamie Dean
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International | INDIA: Hundreds of thousands of Indians fled the country’s eastern seaboard over the weekend as Cyclone Hudhud swept into the Bay of Bengal. Authorities…

 
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