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Posted: August 21, 2014 at 4:12 a.m.

George W. Bush, the former president, was doused by ice water in the ALS ice bucket challenge that raises awareness and funds to fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, and nominated his predecessor, Bill Clinton, to get wet, too.

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President Barack Obama speaks in Edgartown, Mass., Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, about the killing of American journalist James Foley by militants with the Islamic State extremist group. The president said the US will continue to confront Islamic State extremists despite the brutal murder of journalist James Foley. Obama said the entire world is "appalled" by Foley's killing. The president says he spoke Wednesday with Foley's family and offered condolences.

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