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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 captured Japanese journalist Kenji Goto. The extremist group had set a deadline of sunset Thursday for the exchange, but there was no news of the hostages after night fell over parts of Iraq and Syria where IS is based. Jordan said it was still waiting for evidence that the airman is alive and well.