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U.S. trying to verify video said to show Steven Sotloff's beheading
U.S. trying to verify video said to show Steven Sotloff's beheading

A video purporting to show the killing of American journalist Steven J. Sotloff  by the militant group Islamic State was posted on the Internet on Tuesday, and U.S. officials said they were trying to determine its authenticity. Sotloff,  who was captured in Syria more than a year ago, was last seen in a video released by the Islamic State two weeks ago showing the beheading of another American journalist, James Foley. The Al Qaeda spin-off group had threatened to kill Sotloff,  31, if President Obama did not end the U.S. air campaign against Islamic State targets in Iraq. The White House, Pentagon and State Department confirmed having seen the video Tuesday. “The...

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