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U.S. attempted rescue of James Foley, ISIS demanded $132M ransom

U.S. attempted rescue of James Foley, ISIS demanded $132M ransom

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) --Ahead of this week's grisly execution of journalist James Foley, the U.S. failed in a rescue attempt after his captors demanded millions in ransom.
Gabrielle Levy
Gulf of Mexico auction draws $100 million in bids

Gulf of Mexico auction draws $100 million in bids

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 21 (UPI) --An auction for acreage in the western Gulf of Mexico drew more than $100 million in high bids from energy companies, the Interior Department said.
Daniel J. Graeber
DNO committed to Kurdish oil

DNO committed to Kurdish oil

OSLO, Norway, Aug. 21 (UPI) --Norwegian energy company DNO said Thursday it remains committed to work in the Kurdish north of Iraq, despite evolving security concerns.
Daniel J. Graeber
Amanda Curtis launches Montana Senate campaign after Walsh bows out

Amanda Curtis launches Montana Senate campaign after Walsh bows out

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) --With less than 11 weeks to go, Amanda Curtis, a high school math teacher and single-term Montana state legislator, is kicking off her campaign for U.S. Senate.
Gabrielle Levy
David Cameron: 'Increasingly likely' jihadist in Foley video is British citizen

David Cameron: 'Increasingly likely' jihadist in Foley video is British citizen

LONDON, Aug. 20 (UPI) --U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron said Wednesday that the jihadist who beheaded American journalist James Foley is likely a British citizen.
Aileen Graef
The politics of revenge

The politics of revenge

MEXICO CITY, Aug. 20 (UPI) --Opinion: James Foley should be remembered for his work and his impulse to bring the truth to the public. To shed blood in his name would not accomplish that.
Rafael Bernal
Obama denounces Islamic State execution video, reaffirms military action in Iraq

Obama denounces Islamic State execution video, reaffirms military action in Iraq

EDGARTOWN, Mass., Aug. 20 (UPI) --President Barack Obama, speaking from Martha's Vineyward, said "the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group, ISIL."
JC Finley
North Korea insults John Kerry on his appearance

North Korea insults John Kerry on his appearance

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Aug. 20 (UPI) --North Korea called U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a wolf with a "hideous lantern jaw" through a Korean language news dispatch.
Aileen Graef
Opinion: Do not defer action against IS

Opinion: Do not defer action against IS

Harlan Ullman: International action against IS can work. But will Mr. Obama realize that? The world wonders.
Harlan Ullman
Feds pressed on offshore drilling

Feds pressed on offshore drilling

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 (UPI) --The federal government is called on to open all U.S. territorial waters to offshore drilling because of improved safety measures, energy groups said.
Daniel J. Graeber
American photojournalist James Wright Foley executed by Islamic State

American photojournalist James Wright Foley executed by Islamic State

DAMASCUS, Syria, Aug. 19 (UPI) --American photojournalist James Wright Foley, who was kidnapped in 2012 while reporting from Syria, has purportedly been beheaded by Islamic State militants.
JC Finley
Neil Young, Willie Nelson to protest pipeline with concert

Neil Young, Willie Nelson to protest pipeline with concert

NELIGH, Neb., Aug. 19 (UPI) --Neil Young and Willie Nelson will headline a "Harvest the Hope" concert in September to protest the proposed Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska.
Annie Martin
Oil Search Ltd. suspends work in Iraq

Oil Search Ltd. suspends work in Iraq

MELBOURNE, Aug. 19 (UPI) --Australian energy company Oil Search Ltd. said Tuesday it was suspending operations in the Kurdish north of Iraq as a security precaution.
Daniel J. Graeber
President Obama speaks on Iraq and Ferguson

President Obama speaks on Iraq and Ferguson

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 (UPI) --U.S. President Barack Obama held a press conference Monday afternoon to address the U.S. airstrike campaign in Iraq and the situation in Ferguson, Missouri.
Aileen Graef
Pope Francis responds to U.S. airstrikes in Iraq

Pope Francis responds to U.S. airstrikes in Iraq

BAGHDAD, Aug. 18 (UPI) --Pope Francis has expressed concern about the humanitarian crisis in Iraq and weighed in Monday on U.S. targeted airstrikes against Islamic State militants.
JC Finley
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Vice-President Joe Biden, his wife, Jill, Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama waves at former President George Bush leaves the Capitol in a military helicopter following the Obama Inauguration Ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington on January 20, 2009. (UPI Photo/John Anderson)
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Barack Hussein Obama II (i/bəˈrɑːk huːˈseɪn oʊˈbɑːmə/; born August 4, 1961) is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama previously served as a United States Senator from Illinois, from January 2005 until he resigned following his victory in the 2008 presidential election.

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