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  • Foley beheading reveals barbarity at heart of Islamic State [Commentary]

    Foley beheading reveals barbarity at heart of Islamic State [Commentary]
    Hollywood has come up with some fearsome swarms of monstrous villains -- think of the orcs in "The Hobbit" or the zombies in "World War Z" -- but those computer-generated creatures are nothing compared to the all-too-real swarm of monsters that have rallied to the black banner of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
  • Columbia family hopes daughter's legacy lives on through scholarship

    Columbia family hopes daughter's legacy lives on through scholarship
    Mary-Kathryn Abernathy never realized her dream of becoming a history teacher. The Columbia native was killed by a drunken driver while watching a drag race in the early morning hours of June 21, 2009, along westbound Interstate 70 near Security Boulevard...

    What is ISIS, ISIL and the Islamic State?

    What is ISIS, ISIL and the Islamic State?
    The Islamic State, a Sunni militant group that spans across parts of Syria and into Iraq, is the organization behind the brutal execution of American journalist James Foley. Here is a closer look at the group, its roots and its characteristics.    Q....

    US confirms former Minnesota man linked to terror group killed in Syria

    MINNEAPOLIS A former Minnesotan linked to the terrorist group Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant has been killed in Syria. Douglas McCain had lived in San Diego in recent years and was a 1999 graduate of Robbinsdale Cooper High School in New Hope, said...

    Embattled Syrian government asks for help fighting Islamic State

    ISTANBUL One day after losing a major airbase to Islamic extremists, Syria said Monday it was willing to work with other countries to fight terror groups in Syria provided they show respect for the Syrian regime and operate only with its permission. At...