Kayla Mueller is shown after speaking to a group in Prescott, Ariz., in May 2013. In August of that year, Mueller was abducted by Islamic State terrorists outside a hospital in Syria, and reports say she died last week while still in the group’s custody.
Kayla Mueller is shown after speaking to a group in Prescott, Ariz., in May 2013. In August of that year, Mueller was abducted by Islamic State terrorists outside a hospital in Syria, and reports say she died last week while still in the group’s custody. Matt Hinshaw Associated Press file
Kayla Mueller is shown after speaking to a group in Prescott, Ariz., in May 2013. In August of that year, Mueller was abducted by Islamic State terrorists outside a hospital in Syria, and reports say she died last week while still in the group’s custody. Matt Hinshaw Associated Press file

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