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Stories with person: James Foley
  • Obama salutes journalists working in repressive environments 
    Updated: May-01-15 3:49 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is saluting journalists working in countries that repress freedom, saying a free press is under attack in many places because governments want to avoid the truth.

  • Watchdog group issues dismal report on global press freedom 
    Updated: Apr-29-15 4:14 pm

    WASHINGTON - Terrorists are targeting journalists, authoritarian governments are jailing them and some countries are tightening media controls, developments that help explain why global press freedom in 2014 fell to the lowest point in more than 10 years, a democracy watchdog group said Wednesday.

  • Deaths raise questions about ways to aid abducted Americans story has video
    Updated: Apr-25-15 3:16 am

    WASHINGTON - The accidental killing of two hostages in a U.S. operation against al-Qaida has put a new spotlight on the Obama administration's reliance on drones in the battle against terrorism - and has also raised pressure on the White House to revise the nation's oft-criticized strategy for dealing with abducted Americans and their families.