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U.S. Sends Troops to Chad to Hunt for Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

 The U.S. sent 80 troops to Chad to help international efforts to rescue more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped last month by Islamist militants, the White House said. The soldiers aren’t ground troops. They “will support the operation of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance aircraft for missions over northern Nigeria and the surrounding area,” President Barack

Islam: ╦ťappalling and abhorrent’ in the eyes of a blind world?

Raymond Ibrahim A few days ago in Sudan, an eight-month pregnant wife and mother was sentenced to death by hanging for refusing to renounce Christ and embrace Islam.  According to the LA Times: Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, who has a young son and is married to a Christian from South Sudan, violated Islamic sharia law, the

Taser death in La. could get Supreme Court review

 Handcuffed but not obeying police commands, the 21-year-old suspect absorbed the first shot from a 50,000-volt stun gun as he lay on the ground. Over the next 14 minutes, a police officer used his Taser on Baron Pikes at least seven more times when Pikes did not follow orders. Pikes began showing signs of distress

Pussy Riot urges pols to speak out in Sochi

 Two members of the punk band Pussy Riot are urging politicians attending the Winter Olympics to criticize human rights abuses in Russia. Appearing in Amsterdam during their world speaking tour, Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova said Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin “can be influenced by foreign political pressure” — but only statements made in