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Families of U.S. journalists missing in Syria filled with dread
Families of U.S. journalists missing in Syria filled with dread

Friends and relatives of Austin Tice, an American journalist who disappeared in Syria two years ago, were preparing to hold a candlelight church vigil for him in Houston on Tuesday when they received shattering news: James Foley, an American journalist whose family had befriended the Tice family, had been killed in Syria by the militant group Islamic State. The extremists also threatened to execute a second captive American journalist, Steven J. Sotloff, if the United States does not halt airstrikes against the group in northern Iraq. "That was just a terrible threat," said Chris Brombacher, 27, a childhood friend of Tice who was attending the vigil. "There's just...

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