The brother of James Foley, the American journalist who was violently killed by the Islamic State, hopes that the death of his brother will now raise awareness about the importance of journalists worldwide.
"It's a vitally important cause that others need to get behind," he said. "I think journalists, particularly independent journalists, need more support."
He added that he and his family knew the dangers of what his brother was doing, but they could never have tried to talk him out of it. It was his "calling," he said.
"We joked about burning his passport, but he just would have had another one," he said. "I really hope that, and pray and I do believe to my core that Jim's death wasn't in vain. I think there is a lot of good that will come out of it, that we have already seen from it, in raising awareness to the atrocities that are going on in the region."
His words echoed a Facebook message posted by his mother, Diane, the day that news broke of the journalist's killing. She called him "an extraordinary son," adding "we have never been prouder." Michael said that his family is still "struggling," but is "doing our best to put one foot in front of the other and stay strong."
How to vote
Vote-by-mail ballot request deadline: Varies by state
For the Nov 3 election: States are making it easier for citizens to vote absentee by mail this year due to the coronavirus. Each state has its own rules for mail-in absentee voting. Visit your state election office website to find out if you can vote by mail.Get more information
In-person early voting dates: Varies by state
Sometimes circumstances make it hard or impossible for you to vote on Election Day. But your state may let you vote during a designated early voting period. You don't need an excuse to vote early. Visit your state election office website to find out whether they offer early voting.My Election Office
General Election: Nov 3, 2020
Polling hours on Election Day: Varies by state/localityMy Polling Place