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Sen. Boxer defends U.S. policy against paying terrorist ransoms
Sen. Boxer defends U.S. policy against paying terrorist ransoms

Days after the grisly killing of American journalist James Foley revived debate about whether the U.S. government should pay ransoms to terrorists, Sen. Barbara Boxer defended its “very clear” policy. “We don’t negotiate with terrorists,” Boxer told reporters Friday at an appearance at Los Angeles City Hall. “And that’s the policy, and Congress has affirmed it … It only encourages more hostage-taking and puts more of our people in jeopardy.” The California Democrat briefly answered a question about the ransom policy after delivering remarks that ranged from global challenges such as the crisis in Iraq, the breakdown in negotiations...

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