Islamic State claims to behead 2nd American

Journalist Steven Sotloff, center, reports from Libya in 2011. (Getty)

The militants’ threat to continue killing captives puts pressure on President Obama as he decides how to respond to an al-Qaeda offshoot in Iraq and Syria that has not launched plots beyond the region.

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