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PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — The parents of a 26-year-old American who has been held hostage for more than a year by Islamic State extremists were clinging to hope Sunday that their daughter is alive, having yet to receive information confirming otherwise.

Family friend Todd Geiler said that the parents of Kayla Jean Mueller of Prescott, Arizona, are in a very "fragile state."

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PARIS (AP) — A man with at least one large knife hidden in his bag attacked three French soldiers Tuesday as they patrolled in front of a Jewish community center in southern France. He and a possible accomplice were detained and a terror investigation was launched, authorities said.

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