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The Briefing 08-21-14

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1) Murder of James Foley can only and must be described as evil

James Foley and the Last Journalists in Syria, The Atlantic (Uri Friedman)

Militant Groups Says It Killed American Journalist in Syria, New York Times (Rukmini Callimachi)

World ‘Appalled’ by James Foley Beheading, Obama says, ABC News (Erin Dooley)

Obama Transcript and Video: World ‘Appalled’ by Foley Murder; ISIS ‘Cancer’ Must Be Extracted, Wall Street Journal

Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti denounces Iraq’s Islamic State group, (Reuters)

2) Leading with empathy must be Christians’ first response to Ferguson

Attorney General Eric Holder pens open letter to Ferguson, Washington Post (Nia-Malika Henderson)

Holder Arrives in Ferguson as Grand Jury Convenes in Police Shooting, Wall Street Journal (Devlin Barrett)

Obama would much rather talk about Iraq than Ferguson, Washington Post (Phillip Bump)

3) Quest for personal fulfillment now understood to trump even the family

Together on the Road to Divorce, New York Times (Louise Rafkin)