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Report: Marine is Safe, Won't Return to Duty

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Report: Marine is Safe, Won't Return to Duty

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Report: Marine is Safe, Won't Return to Duty

Report: Marine is Safe, Won't Return to Duty

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U.S. Marine Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun is still alive — despite claims by a militant group that he had been beheaded — according to a report by the Arabic news network Al Jazeera. The TV channel, quoting a statement purportedly from Hassoun's captors, said he has been moved to an unspecified safe place after allegedly promising not to return to military duty. NPR's Howard Berkes reports.