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ISIS Threatens Second Hostage

A second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, is at risk of being killed by ISIS after the group killed James Foley on Tuesday. The U.S. government confirmed that the video sent out on Tuesday does in fact show ISIS militants beheading Foley, who is the first American victim of ISIS. In the video, after Foley is killed, the militant shows a second man, Sotloff, and warns that he could be next. Sotloff was kidnapped in August of 2013 near the Syrian-Turkish border. He has freelanced for Time, the National Interest, and MediaLine. Associated Press president and CEO Gary Pruitt said Wednesday "the assassination of a journalist in wartime should be considered an international crime of war. The murder of a journalist with impunity is a threat to a free press and democracy around the world."