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Islamic State issues video of beheading of U.S. hostage

A video purportedly showing U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff kneeling next to a masked Islamic State fighter holding a knife in an unknown location in this still image from video released by Islamic State September 2, 2014. REUTERS/Islamic State via Reuters TV

A video purportedly showing U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff kneeling next to a masked Islamic State fighter holding a knife in an unknown location in this still image from video released by Islamic State September 2, 2014. REUTERS/Islamic State via...more

A video purportedly showing U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff kneeling next to a masked Islamic State fighter holding a knife in an unknown location in this still image from video released by Islamic State September 2, 2014. REUTERS/Islamic State via Reuters TV
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U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff is pictured in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters August 20, 2014.  REUTERS/The Daily Caller/Handout via Reuters

U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff is pictured in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters August 20, 2014. REUTERS/The Daily Caller/Handout via Reuters

U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff is pictured in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters August 20, 2014. REUTERS/The Daily Caller/Handout via Reuters
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Arthur Sotloff, father of slain journalist Steven Sotloff, leaves their family home in Pinecrest, Florida September 2, 2014.   REUTERS/Andrew Innerarity

Arthur Sotloff, father of slain journalist Steven Sotloff, leaves their family home in Pinecrest, Florida September 2, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Innerarity

Arthur Sotloff, father of slain journalist Steven Sotloff, leaves their family home in Pinecrest, Florida September 2, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Innerarity
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Shirley Sotloff, the mother of American journalist Steven Sotloff who is being held by Islamic rebels in Syria, makes a direct appeal to his captors to release him in this still image from a video released August 26, 2014.  REUTERS/AL-ARABIYA

Shirley Sotloff, the mother of American journalist Steven Sotloff who is being held by Islamic rebels in Syria, makes a direct appeal to his captors to release him in this still image from a video released August 26, 2014. REUTERS/AL-ARABIYA

Shirley Sotloff, the mother of American journalist Steven Sotloff who is being held by Islamic rebels in Syria, makes a direct appeal to his captors to release him in this still image from a video released August 26, 2014. REUTERS/AL-ARABIYA
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A video purportedly showing U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff kneeling next to a masked Islamic State fighter holding a knife in an unknown location in this still image from video released by Islamic State September 2, 2014.  REUTERS/Islamic State via Reuters TV

A video purportedly showing U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff kneeling next to a masked Islamic State fighter holding a knife in an unknown location in this still image from video released by Islamic State September 2, 2014. REUTERS/Islamic State via...more

A video purportedly showing U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff kneeling next to a masked Islamic State fighter holding a knife in an unknown location in this still image from video released by Islamic State September 2, 2014. REUTERS/Islamic State via Reuters TV
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A video purportedly showing U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff kneeling next to a masked Islamic State fighter holding a knife in an unknown location in this still image from video released by Islamic State September 2, 2014. REUTERS/Islamic State via Reuters TV

A video purportedly showing U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff kneeling next to a masked Islamic State fighter holding a knife in an unknown location in this still image from video released by Islamic State September 2, 2014. REUTERS/Islamic State via...more

A video purportedly showing U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff kneeling next to a masked Islamic State fighter holding a knife in an unknown location in this still image from video released by Islamic State September 2, 2014. REUTERS/Islamic State via Reuters TV
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A video purportedly showing threats being made to a man Islamic State (IS) named as  David Haines by a masked IS fighter in an unknown location in this still image from video released by Islamic State September 2, 2014.  REUTERS/Islamic State via Reuters TV

A video purportedly showing threats being made to a man Islamic State (IS) named as David Haines by a masked IS fighter in an unknown location in this still image from video released by Islamic State September 2, 2014. REUTERS/Islamic State via...more

A video purportedly showing threats being made to a man Islamic State (IS) named as David Haines by a masked IS fighter in an unknown location in this still image from video released by Islamic State September 2, 2014. REUTERS/Islamic State via Reuters TV
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