Obama meets family of journalist slain by Islamic State

University of Central Florida students attends a candle light vigil held for journalist Stephen Sotloff on September 3, 2014, in Orlando, Florida, who was murdered by the Islamic StateUS President Barack Obama met Thursday with the family of Steven Sotloff, who was abducted in Syria and beheaded by the Islamic State group in September. “Today in Miami, President Obama had the opportunity to meet with Art and Shirley Sotloff, the parents of Steven Sotloff, and Steven’s sister Lauren,” said National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan. “The president expressed his and the first lady’s condolences for Steven’s death,” said Meehan, adding that Obama learned more about Sotloff’s life and the “2Lives” memorial foundation set up in his name.

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