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U.S. working to free kidnapped reporter

U.S. government officials studying the tape of a Western journalist apparently threatened with death in Iraq believe the man “is being held captive” and are working to get his release, a senior State Department official said Thursday. In a videotape that aired Wednesday on the Arabic-language network Al-Jazeera, journalist Micah Garen is sitting on the floor. A a masked militant kneels behind him reading a statement, and four others — also masked — stand brandishing assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades. Full Story

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