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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, speaks to reporters at his official residence following a new message purported to be from the Islamic State group, in Tokyo early Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Japanese officials are working to verifying the new message purported to be from the Islamic State group holding two Japanese hostages. The Associated Press could not verify the contents of the message, which varied greatly from previous videos released by the Islamic State group, which now holds a third of both Syria and Iraq. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORYShinzo Abe says the video is likely authentic and offers condolences to the family.


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A crime lab investigator carries bags of evidence past markers on the road at the scene of a shooting in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. Two women were shot to death and six people were wounded early Saturday at a house party in Omaha. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Gunfire erupted during a crowded party in a vacant house in Omaha early Saturday, leaving three people dead and five wounded, and most witnesses refusing to help investigators, according to police.


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