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NBC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 16, 2014
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(Studio: Lester Holt) The execution in Syria by ISIS of American aid worker Peter Kassig reported; photos shown.

(Istanbul, Turkey: Richard Engel) The Kassig execution featured; photos shown; statement from President Obama quoted; details given about the prior executions. [Father Ed KASSIG - reads a letter from Peter.] [NBC terrorism analyst Evan KOHLMANN@- says the families' appeals have failed.]

(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(White House: Peter Alexander) The US policy for fighting ISIS examined; details given about the US air campaign & the resistance to using ground troops. [In Australia, OBAMA - outlines a scenario for dealing with ISIS.] [Last week, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Martin DEMPSEY - talks about US forces there.] [Senator Dick DURBIN, former Governor Mitt ROMNEY, NBC military analyst retired Col. Jack JACOBS@- offer differing opinions on committing ground troops.]

Holt, Lester;
Engel, Richard;
Alexander, Peter

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