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An Epidemic: Top 10 Outbreaks In U.S. History

Throughout the years, epidemics and plagues have shaken up societies and cultures around the world.

08/07/2014

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The Ebola Outbreak: What Every American Needs To Know

The recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in Africa has begun attracting attention in the U.S. for good reason.

07/31/2014

Purported video of Boko Haram leader claiming responsibility for kidnapping hundreds of schoolgirls (credit: CBS 2)

Nigerian Officials: Abducted Girls Located, Force Can’t Be Used To Free Them

Nigeria’s defense chief says the military has located nearly 300 school girls abducted by Islamic extremists but cannot use force to free them.

05/26/2014

Politicians, activists rally outside City Hall for Nigerian schoolgirls, May 12, 2014. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

City Officials Rally As New Video Purports To Show Captive Nigerian Schoolgirls

A Nigerian Islamic extremist leader says nearly 300 abducted schoolgirls will not be seen again until the government frees his detained fighters.

05/12/2014

Senator Chuck Schumer outside of the Nigerian Consulate. (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Sen. Charles Schumer Calls For Reward Leading To Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls

Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on the U.S. State Department to establish a reward for reliable information leading to the rescue of 276 missing girls in Nigeria.

05/11/2014

New Yorkers rally in support of hundreds of girls who were captured in Nigeria. (Credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

New Yorkers March From Harlem To Midtown, Rally In Support Of Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

Dozens of people are marching from a Harlem church to the Nigerian consulate in New York in support of captured Nigerian girls.

05/10/2014

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Bronx Elementary Students Request Lawmakers Aid Nigerian Kidnap Victims

The crisis in Nigeria is difficult for us to comprehend as adults, but what about children? One teacher is taking a unique approach to teaching her kids about what’s happening — and how they can make a difference.

05/08/2014

Members of civil society groups shout slogans  to protest the abduction of Chibok school girls during a rally pressing for the girls' release in Abuja on May 6, 2014.    (Photo credit PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton: Nigeria Kidnappings Of Girls ‘Act Of Terrorism’

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called the kidnapping of nearly 300 girls in Nigeria by an Islamic extremist group an “act of terrorism.”

05/08/2014

A woman in Lagos, Nigeria, carries a sign pressing for the release of missing Chibok school girls during a rally May 5, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

Locals With Ties To Nigeria Hope For Safe Return Of Kidnapped Girls

Area residents with ties to Nigeria are watching, worrying an praying for the safe return of hundreds of schoolgirls kidnapped there last month.

05/07/2014

Purported video of Boko Haram leader claiming responsibility for kidnapping hundreds of schoolgirls (credit: CBS 2)

U.S. Deploying Personnel, Assets To Nigeria As Terror Group Claims Responsibility For Kidnappings

Girls as young as 12 were captured to be sold as sex slaves for as little as $12 each. They are being held by the Islamic terror group Boko Haram.

05/06/2014

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Alleged Al Qaeda Operative Charged With Conspiring To Kill U.S. Diplomats, Military Personnel

Ibrahim Suleiman Adnan Adam Harun, also known as “Spin Ghul,” was named in court papers made public on Wednesday in New York City.

03/20/2013

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Connecticut Attorney General Gets Fraudulent Sites Removed From Facebook

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen says imposter websites have been popping up on Facebook users’ accounts.

07/26/2011

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St. John’s Signs JUCO Star God’s Gift Achiuwa

St. John’s has signed JUCO All-America God’s Gift Achiuwa, adding the Nigerian to a class that includes six players rated in the top 100 prospects by many recruiting services.

WFAN–04/28/2011

Passenger Dies During Delta Flight

ATLANTA (CBS/AP) — For the second time in three days, a passenger on board a commercial U.S. airlines flight died mid-air. Delta Air Lines said a 57-year-old passenger was found dead aboard a flight from […]

CBS New York–08/30/2010