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  • Nigerian police offer $300,000 reward to recover 276 missing girls

    Nigerian police offer $300,000 reward to recover 276 missing girls
    Nigerian police offered a $300,000 reward Wednesday for information leading to the rescue of about 276 schoolgirls abducted last month by Islamists militants in northern Nigeria. The militants, members of the violent group Boko Haram, have threatened to...
  • Boko Haram doesn't speak for Muslims

    We are witnessing the dark ages of Islam. ("U.S. to help Nigeria search for girls kidnapped by Boko Haram," May 6) For the Boko Haram, the Islamist radical group in Nigeria, to casually kidnap more than 270 schoolgirls under the cover of darkness...
  • Nigerian abductions: Why American parents should care about #Bringbackourgirls

    Nigerian abductions: Why American parents should care about #Bringbackourgirls
    Moms and dads, this is a real horror. Parents of about 200 girls in northern Nigeria are waiting for any word about their daughters, who were kidnapped about three weeks ago from their school in the village of Chibok. An al-Qaeda-linked Islamic militant...
  • Who is Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau?

    Who is Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau?
    No one knows how old he is. Some say 35. Some say 36. Others think he's 44. Twice he was believed dead, and twice he reemerged to conduct an even broader campaign of killing and terror that made him one of the most wanted men in the world. His name is...
  • President Obama honored for human rights stands at Shoah gala

    The event: You knew you were in L.A. at the Ambassadors for Humanity Gala, which celebrated the USC Shoah Foundation’s 20th anniversary and honored President Obama for his commitment to human rights. Celebrity guests and entertainment industry...
  • Chicago Muslim groups call for greater efforts to free Nigerian girls

    Chicago Muslim groups call for greater efforts to free Nigerian girls
    A Chicago Islamic organization is joining the global outcry, calling on President Barack Obama and other world leaders to do more to help rescue more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian girls and stop attacks in the country attributed to militant group Boko...
  • The pull of 'Gravity and Grace'

    The pull of 'Gravity and Grace'
    In order to hang El Anatsui's 33-foot-long tapestry "Gravity and Grace" at the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach, staffers last week gripped sections of the aluminum piece and raised it up the wall using several synchronized scissor lifts. Such was the...
  • Suspicion focuses on Boko Haram in deadly Nigeria bus station blast

    Suspicion focuses on Boko Haram in deadly Nigeria bus station blast
    An early morning explosion that ripped through a bus station on the outskirts of the Nigerian capital, Abuja, killed at least 71 people and injured 124, police said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast, which happened during the...
  • Nigeria bus station bombing kills 71; Boko Haram blamed

    Nigeria bus station bombing kills 71; Boko Haram blamed
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan blamed Boko Haram for an explosion that killed scores of people Monday at a bus station outside the capital, Abuja, calling the Islamic militant group an “unnecessary distraction&...
  • Pope denounces 'wastefulness' in Easter address

    Pope denounces 'wastefulness' in Easter address
    Pope Francis, in his Easter address before a huge crowd, on Sunday denounced the "immense wastefulness" in the world while many go hungry and called for an end to conflicts in Syria, Ukraine and Africa. "We ask you, Lord Jesus, to put an end to all...
  • Review: 'Big Men' ★★★★

    Review: 'Big Men' ★★★&#9733
    No single resource is more essential to modern life than oil, and no film offers a more incisive look at how the enormous wealth oil creates subverts the morality of individuals, corporations, even entire countries than Rachel Boynton's compelling...
  • Montverde's Abdul Bello becomes top prospect 9 months after leaving Nigeria

    Montverde's Abdul Bello becomes top prospect 9 months after leaving Nigeria
    Abdul Bello is not afraid of many things. One thing, however, terrifies the native Nigerian, who moved to the United States to play football nine months ago. "I am scared of girls … seriously," said Bello, a Montverde Academy offensive lineman....