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Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his former running mate Rep. Paul Ryan take the stage at the Union League Club of Chicago on Aug. 21, 2014 in Chicago, Ill. (credit: John Gress/Getty Images)

‘Third Time’s The Charm': Ryan Would ‘Love To See’ Romney Run Again

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan said Thursday he would love to see Mitt Romney run again for president and teased the GOP’s former nominee at one point that the “third time’s the charm.”

08/22/2014

A photo taken on Sept. 29, 2011 shows freelance reporter James Foley resting in a room at the airport of Sirte, Libya. (credit: ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Hostage: Islamist Group Was ‘Collecting’ American Journalists

An American journalist who was held captive for 210 days by extremist Syrian rebels says the Islamist group was “collecting us.”

08/22/2014

In this undated image provided by the U.S. Army, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl poses in front of an American flag. (credit: U.S. Army via Getty Images)

‘The Meaning Of The Law Is Clear And Ambiguous': GAO Says Pentagon Broke Law With Bergdahl Swap

The Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders, congressional investigators said Thursday.

08/22/2014

A photo taken on Sept. 29, 2011 shows freelance reporter James Foley resting in a room at the airport of Sirte, Libya. (credit: ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

State Department: ‘We Do Not Make Concessions To Terrorists’

By rejecting demands for a nine-digit payment to save kidnapped American journalist James Foley, the United States upheld a policy choice that some European and Arab governments have long found too wrenching to make themselves: ruling out ransom to rescue any citizen held captive by militant organizations, in hopes the tough stand will make Americans safer from kidnapping and attacks by extremists.

08/22/2014

A photo taken on Sept. 29, 2011 shows freelance reporter James Foley resting in a room at the airport of Sirte, Libya. (credit: ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

CBS News: ‘Multiple Kidnappings For Ransom’ Bring ISIS Funding

A large portion of the funding for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is from “multiple kidnappings for ransom,” with much of that coming from European citizens and corporations quietly paying the sums.

08/21/2014

Attorney General Eric Holder makes a separated statement on the unrest after the unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Justice Department Opens Criminal Investigation Into American Journalist’s Beheading By ISIS

Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday that the Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into the matter.

08/21/2014

A photo taken on Sept. 29, 2011 shows freelance reporter James Foley resting in a room at the airport of Sirte, Libya. (credit: ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: ISIS Demanded $132 Million Ransom For James Foley’s Release

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria reportedly demanded a ransom of $132 million for the release of American journalist James Foley.

08/21/2014

File photo of a mall. (credit: pencer Platt/Getty Images)

Former Deputy CIA Director: ‘I Would Not Be Surprised’ If ISIS Member Shows Up To US Mall Tomorrow With AK-47

The former deputy director of the CIA fears that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria could carry out attacks in the United States.

08/21/2014

President Barack Obama makes a statement at Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, on Aug. 20, 2014. (credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

US Launches New Barrage Of Airstrikes Against ISIS In Iraq Following Beheading Of American Journalist

The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes Wednesday against the Islamic State extremist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley and that has seized a swath of territory across Iraq and Syria.

08/21/2014

Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters fire at ISIS militant positions from the front line in Khazer, near the Kurdish checkpoint of Aski kalak, 40 km West of Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on Aug. 14, 2014. (credit: SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)

FBI Director: ISIS Extremists ‘Make Ordinary Terrorists Look Civilized’

Islamic State extremists who executed journalist James Foley are “savages” who must be brought to justice, said FBI Director James Comey, whose agents are directly involved in the investigation into the killing.

08/21/2014

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