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President Obama on Martha’s Vineyard 2014

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Speaking in Edgartown, President Obama condemns murder of jouranlist Jams Foley

Speaking at the Edgartown School early Wednesday afternoon, President Obama condemned the execution of Jim Foley, an American journalist who was abducted in northwest Syria in 2012.

“Today the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley,” the president said during a short statement. “Jim was a journalist, son, brother, and a friend who reported from difficult and dangerous places, bearing witness to the lives of people a world away.”

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In 1969 I moved to the Vineyard from California. In those days when I wanted to revisit my family out west I drove across country with my two dogs and constant companions, Shoes and Mantis.