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Marquette University graduate executed by militant group

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MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- An American journalist and Marquette University graduate has been killed by an Islamic State extremist group.

U.S. officials confirmed the death of James Foley early Wednesday. Video released yesterday show militants threatening to kill another American, journalist Steven Sotloff, in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq.

President Barack Obama is expected to make a statement sometime Wednesday about Foley's beheading. Foley's family also confirmed his death on Facebook, saying they "have never been prouder of him."

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