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Kayla Mueller, humanitarian turned hostage, confirmed dead

Kayla Mueller, in a photo belonging to the Mueller family, via NPR.org

The White House and the Mueller family confirmed today in separate statements that Kayla Mueller, who was taken hostage by the self-styled Islamic State in 2013 while on a humanitarian mission in Syria, has died.

Her parents released more information about her.

“Since graduating from Northern Arizona University in 2009 after only two and a half years, Kayla devoted her career to helping those in need in countries around […]

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