A sign supporting James Foley's family was on display outside a store in Rochester, N.H.

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A sign supporting James Foley's family was on display outside a store in Rochester, N.H.

James Foley's parents, John and Diane Foley, and his brother, Michael, spoke to reporters outside the family's N.H. home.

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James Foley's parents, John and Diane Foley, and his brother, Michael, spoke to reporters outside the family's N.H. home.

Choking back tears, John Foley said his son is now “in God’s hands.”

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Choking back tears, John Foley said his son is now “in God’s hands.”

“He felt compelled to be a witness to people in conflict,” Foley's mother said. “This, he felt, was his mission.”

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“He felt compelled to be a witness to people in conflict,” Foley's mother said. “This, he felt, was his mission.”

A sign outside the First Church Congregational in Rochester, N.H., called for prayers for Foley's family.

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A sign outside the First Church Congregational in Rochester, N.H., called for prayers for Foley's family.

GlobalPost CEO Philip Balboni said Foley's family  received an e-mail last week from the Islamic State militants.

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GlobalPost CEO Philip Balboni said Foley's family received an e-mail last week from the Islamic State militants.

A yellow ribbon was tied to a tree outside the Foley family's home.

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A yellow ribbon was tied to a tree outside the family's home.

Speaking in Martha's Vineyard, President Obama condemned the beheading of journalist James Foley.

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Speaking in Martha's Vineyard, President Obama condemned Foley’s death.

Foley, who was captured in late 2012, was killed at the hands of the Islamic State militant group.

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Foley, who was captured in late 2012, was killed at the hands of the Islamic State militant group.

Foley, 40, had reported on conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya.

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Foley, 40, had reported on conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya.

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