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Poll: Americans oppose paying ransom for hostages

Nearly two out of three Americans say governments should not pay ransom to terrorists in exchange for hostages.

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Pentagon: Islamic State threat ‘beyond anything we’ve seen’

The sophistication, wealth and military might of Islamic State militants represent a major threat to the U.S., military leaders say.

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American aid workers released from hospital, cleared of Ebola

Two Americans who just weeks ago were gravely ill with Ebola have been cleared of the virus.

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U.S. military mission failed to rescue journalist Foley

Earlier this summer the military attempted to rescue journalist James Foley and other American hostages held in Syria.

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Obama: Beheading ‘shocked the conscience’ of the world

The beheading of James Foley was said to be in revenge for U.S. air strikes against the Iraqi insurgents.

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Rail Plan Approved

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The state Rail Board approved the new South Dakota rail plan at their meeting this week.

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Siren Project Nixed

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Bidding for the emergency siren project in the lake area of Yankton closed yesterday, but at their meeting yesterday afternoon, Commission members agreed not to go ahead with the project and to reject any received bids.

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Yankton Receives Road Grant

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The city of Yankton has been approved for a $500,000 grant from the State Board of Economic Development for a new road.

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School Districts Report Scam

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School districts across the country are reporting a scam that involves fake invoices for language and math books the schools never bought.

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Early Voting To Start

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Early balloting for South Dakota voters starts Friday.