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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans demanded wholesale change at the Justice Department Thursday as they questioned whether President Barack Obama's attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch, would provide it.
Jordan demanded proof Thursday that a pilot threatened with execution by the Islamic State group was alive, as a deadline set by the jihadists to free a female militant expired. IS had vowed to kill airman Maaz al-Kassasbeh unless Iraqi jihadist Sajida al-Rishawi was handed over at the Turkish border in return for Japanese journalist Kenji Goto. Jordan said it was still waiting for evidence that the airman is alive and well. "Rishawi is still in Jordan and the exchange will happen once we receive the proof of life that we asked for," he told reporters.