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James Foley’s death reignites debate: Should the US ever pay ransom to terrorists?

James Foley’s death reignites debate: Should the US ever pay ransom to terrorists?

In this May 27, 2011 file photo, American journalist James Foley, of Rochester, N.H., who was last seen on Nov. 22, 2012 in northwest Syria, poses for a photo in Boston.; Credit: Steven Senne/AP Since news of journalist James Foley’s death began circulating Tuesday, some, like journalist David Rohde, have argued that the U.S. needs [...]

James Foley’s death reignites debate: Should the US ever pay ransom to terrorists?

James Foley’s death reignites debate: Should the US ever pay ransom to terrorists?

In this May 27, 2011 file photo, American journalist James Foley, of Rochester, N.H., who was last seen on Nov. 22, 2012 in northwest Syria, poses for a photo in Boston.; Credit: Steven Senne/AP Since news of journalist James Foley’s death began circulating Tuesday, some, like journalist David Rohde, have argued that the U.S. needs [...]

James Foley’s death reignites debate: Should the US ever pay ransom to terrorists?

James Foley’s death reignites debate: Should the US ever pay ransom to terrorists?

In this May 27, 2011 file photo, American journalist James Foley, of Rochester, N.H., who was last seen on Nov. 22, 2012 in northwest Syria, poses for a photo in Boston.; Credit: Steven Senne/AP Since news of journalist James Foley’s death began circulating Tuesday, some, like journalist David Rohde, have argued that the U.S. needs [...]

South L.A. high school grads win Charles Dickens essay contest

South L.A. high school grads win Charles Dickens essay contest

A picture shows a collection of early editions of novels written by British author Charles Dickens at the Charles Dickens Museum based in a house where the novelist lived in central London on February 6, 2012.; Credit: Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images Two young women from South Los Angeles have gained admittance into the ‘Dickens universe’ after [...]

South L.A. high school grads win Charles Dickens essay contest

South L.A. high school grads win Charles Dickens essay contest

A picture shows a collection of early editions of novels written by British author Charles Dickens at the Charles Dickens Museum based in a house where the novelist lived in central London on February 6, 2012.; Credit: Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images Two young women from South Los Angeles have gained admittance into the ‘Dickens universe’ after [...]

South L.A. high school grads win Charles Dickens essay contest

South L.A. high school grads win Charles Dickens essay contest

A picture shows a collection of early editions of novels written by British author Charles Dickens at the Charles Dickens Museum based in a house where the novelist lived in central London on February 6, 2012.; Credit: Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images Two young women from South Los Angeles have gained admittance into the ‘Dickens universe’ after [...]

South L.A. high school grads win Charles Dickens essay contest

South L.A. high school grads win Charles Dickens essay contest

A picture shows a collection of early editions of novels written by British author Charles Dickens at the Charles Dickens Museum based in a house where the novelist lived in central London on February 6, 2012.; Credit: Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images Two young women from South Los Angeles have gained admittance into the ‘Dickens universe’ after [...]

Death of James Foley highlights plight of journalists working in Syria

Death of James Foley highlights plight of journalists working in Syria

Yesterday, ISIS released a video showing the beheading of the 40-year-old Foley, who was kidnapped in Syria in 2012. ; Credit: Steven Senne/AP President Obama today condemned Islamic militant group ISIS’s (also known as ISIL) murder US journalist James Foley. In a strongly worded statement, the president called the group a “cancer” that must be [...]

New LAUSD disciplinary policy to focus on counseling, not criminalization

New LAUSD disciplinary policy to focus on counseling, not criminalization

File: A student on his way to school walks past a Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) school, in Los Angeles, California on Feb. 13, 2009.; Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images The Los Angeles Unified School District, the second largest district in the nation, will announce a major change in its disciplinary policy against students who [...]

Missouri calls up National Guard to Ferguson

Missouri calls up National Guard to Ferguson

Family attorney for Michael Brown, Daryl Parks, points to an autopsy diagram showing where the gun shots hit Michael Brown during a press conference at the Greater St. Marks Family Church on August 18, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Unarmed teenager Michael Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9th. ; [...]