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Congressional Resolution Honors Slain South Florida Journalist

WASHINGTON (CBSMiami/AP) —Members of the U.S. House from Florida and New Hampshire introduced a resolution honoring the lives of two American journalists, including one from South Florida, who were beheaded by Islamic State militants in Syria.

The resolution recognized the achievements of South Florida native Steven Sotloff and James Foley "through their courageous reporting of events in Libya, Syria and elsewhere."

READ: Pinecrest Service For Slain Journalist Steven Sotloff

Sotloff was abducted in Syria last year while 40-year-old Foley from Rochester, New Hampshire, was abducted in northern Syria in November 2012.

The resolution condemns the action of Islamic State militants and demands the release of all other hostages.

READ: U.S.: Sotloff Beheading Video Authentic

Senators from the two states introduced a similar resolution that passed on Tuesday.

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