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By Any Other Name

By Any Other Name by Laura Jarratt, Electric Monkey, 2013. ISBN: 9781405256735. Reviewed by John R. Clark, MLIS


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230 girls abducted in Nigeria still missing

CHIBOK, Nigeria (AP) — A week after Islamic extremists stormed a remote boarding school in northeast Nigeria, more than 200 girls and young women remain missing despite a “hot pursuit” by security forces and an independent search by desperate fathers who headed into a dangerous forest to find their daughters. 871 more words

General News

Rape Charges Added in Hailey Owens' Death

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - A southwest Missouri youth football coach accused of kidnapping and killing a 10-year-old girl is now facing rape and sodomy charges. 395 more words


Parents search for abducted Nigeria girls, say 234 missing

Parents of girls abducted by Islamist militants were searching for their daughters in a remote forest, they told the state governor on Monday, adding that 234 were still missing, a much higher figure than authorities said had been kidnapped.Official figures put the number of abducted girls at 129 and by Saturday afternoon Borno state governor Kassim Shettima said 77 were still unaccounted for, while the other 52 had returned.Monday’s mass abduction of teenage schoolgirls by Boko Haram from Chibok school, which the governor visited on Monday, shocked Nigeria, a nation long used to hearing about brutal attacks on civilians in the northeast. 14 more words


Teacher's Bail Lowered In Teen Sex Case

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bail has been lowered for a former Las Vegas kindergarten teacher accused of kidnapping and child pornography stemming from a relationship with a 16-year-old girl. 115 more words