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    James Foley, an American journalist, was killed by an Islamic militant.

    A hamburger chain based in Washington, D.C. has apologized on Twitter after posting an image of slain New Hampshire journalist James Foley.

    Foley, a 2002 graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, was beheaded by ISIS in 2014.

    According to Masslive.com, Z-Burger posted a now-deleted tweet with an image of Foley, moments before he was killed, with the words, "When you say you want a burger and someone says okay let's hit McDonald's".

    Underneath the photo read the words, "You disgrace me," according to Masslive.

    Z-Burger owner Peter Tabibian has since tweeted several apologies and said an outside company, Valor Media, was responsible for the ad.

    According to Masslive, Valor Media blames Z-Burger for the ad.

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