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In bid to address growing threat from ISIS, president is ordering additional troops to Baghdad to protect U.S. facilities and personnel
Britain drops charges and extradition request for couple who took 5-year-old with brain tumor out of hospital against doctors' advice and fled country

Steven Sotloff

ISIS released a video purportedly showing the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff who vanished in Syria in 2013
While the U.S. says Russia has made an "illegal incursion" on Ukrainian territory, Kiev says there are now thousands of troops at the rebels' side
Rear Adm. John Kirby, Pentagon spokesman said Ahmed Abdi Godane, who leads the extremist al-Shabaab group, was the focus of the attack but it is unclear if he was killed
Dramatic footage shows the second Holuhraun lava eruption, which has produced lava streams several miles long and fissures up to 100 meters high. Volcanologists are monitoring the activity and say another eruption could damage infrastructure and effect inhabitants.

Peshmerga fighters of Iraq

Militias battle ISIS in Iraqi Kurdistan
Apparent execution of Steven Sotloff by ISIS comes after Sotloff's mother issued a direct plea to the extremist group's leader to spare her son's life

Escape Games

Can you get out in time? Team-based role-playing game brings video game scenario to life
Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France was one of the first towns to be liberated by Allied forces on D-Day. Some of its citizens honored those American troops in a ceremony at the USS Yorktown in Mount Pleasant, S.C. WCSC has the story.

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