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BY MORGAN WHITAKER

Making the news a little more digestible, Snapshot is your quick guide to the biggest stories of the day.

Today we're following new concerns over the threat Islamic State militants pose to the United States, the latest developments in the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas and a big weather prediction for this coming winter.
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The aftermath of the beheading of American journalist James Foley continues as his family releases the contents of an email they received from ISIS and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warns the group poses "an imminent threat to every interest we have, whether it's in Iraq or anywhere else." Hagel cautioned Thursday that the Islamic State militants are worse than a typical terrorist group and "beyond anything we've seen." Hagel and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey noted recent airstrikes have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces in Iraq but that ISIS will likely regroup and that more U.S. intervention may be warranted. "We're looking at all options," Hagel said. 
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