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A video was uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday that appears to show James Wright Foley, an American journalist, being beheaded by ISIS militants. We have chosen to not post the awful video, but two friends of Foley confirm the man in the video appears to be him. The video begins with a clip of President Barack Obama announcing airstrikes against ISIS, before cutting to a clip of Foley, 40, kneeling in front an armed, masked militant, saying “I call on my friends, family and loved ones to rise up against my real killers: the U.S. government," before being beheaded. The clip ends with a shot of journalist Steven Sotloff and an alleged militant saying, “The life of this American citizen, Obama, depends on your next decision.”

Foley was kidnapped in Syria in November of 2012. YouTube has since pulled the video ... Discuss

You win some, you lose some, in this life. And when you lose the Little League World Series, losing is particularly tough to handle. Fortunately for the Cumberland Americans, Coach David Belisle knows a thing or two about tough losses. And he shows them how to handle theirs' with style ... Discuss

In a conversation with reporters, Pope Francis said that the U.N.—and not a single country—should be involved in the decision to take action against ISIS, but protecting Christians and religious minorities in Iraq was essential.

In these cases, where there is an unjust aggression I can only say that it is legitimate to stop the unjust aggressor. I underscore the verb 'to stop'. I am not saying 'bomb' or 'make war', but stop him (the aggressor). The means by which he can be stopped must be evaluated. Stopping the unjust aggressor is legitimate

Pope Francis said that a senior church official has been sent to Iraq to distribute charity funds and minister to refugees who have been displaced by ISIS. The brutal Islamic group has forced thousands to flee their homes and have been targeting Christians and other religious groups who do not adhere to their radical ideology. The pope also revealed that he sent a letter to the U.N. Secretary-General, reiterating how important it is that ISIS be stopped ... Discuss

Even though the National Guard has taken over the policing of Ferguson, violence continues to escalate as tensions between the population of 21,000 and the town's law enforcement grows. Throughout the week and a half of protests, reporters and media outlets have continued to note the disparity between the violence of the protestors—which authorities say is limited to a small minority armed with Molotov cocktails—and the "militarized" police force, armed with semi-automatic rifles, riot gear, firing tear gas and arresting protesters and even reporters. In the clip below, you can see CNN's Jake Trapper expressing his bewilderment at the situation.

Absolutely there have been looters. Absolutely over the last nine days there has been violence. But there is nothing going on this street right now that merits this scene out of Bagram. Nothing. So if people wonder why the people of Ferguson, Missouri are so upset, this is part of the reason. What is this? This doesn't make any sense.

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Have you ever wondered what the charming Pixar movie Up would have been like if it were made by action blockbuster director Michael Bay? Of course, you have. YouTuber MrStratman7 has created this edited trailer filled with Linkin Park music, absurd action sequences and, obviously, an incredible amount of explosions ... Discuss

According to a new study from the group Feeding America, 46 million Americans—that comes to about one in seven people—are reliant on food bank or meal service charity programs. Their “Hunger in America” study found that a quarter of all military families use food banks and that 65 percent of homes that rely on food banks have a child or a family member over the age of 60. As this story notes, some food banks have seen an increase in numbers of people following cuts to food assistance programs like food stamps (or SNAP as the program is now known). Feeding America CEO Bob Aiken told USA Today, “Hunger exists in literally every county in America. It's an urban problem, it's a suburban problem, and it's a rural problem” ... Discuss