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Protest in Abuja for the kidnapped Nigerian girls

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Big News

The Nigerian government announced Sunday that 82 of the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants three years ago have been freed. “The government, after lengthy negotiations, handed over ‘some Boko Haram suspects held by authorities’ in exchange for 82 of the girls,” reports The New York Times. The statement came from a spokesman for President Muhammadu Buhari. NYT notes that this as the “biggest breakthrough” in the war against Boko Haram.

Big Facts

On the same weekend as Jordan Edwards’ funeral, police officers shot and killed another 15-year-old boy in San Diego. The New York Times reports that the boy, whose name has not been released, was killed after refusing to put down a BB gun she reportedly pointed at officers early Saturday. A call to the police had been made by the boy, a white student at Torrey Pines, prior to the incident. Police are still investigating why.

Big Lies

“No one dies” from not having access to healthcare. At least that’s what Idaho Republican Rep. Raul Labrador told a woman concerned about Medicaid cuts in a townhall at Lewis-Clark College on Friday night. The comments followed the U.S. House’s passing of the GOP-led health care bill that’s repealing and replacing large portions of Obamacare. Would love to be surprised, but as CBS News points out, this is the same person who said that health care isn’t a “basic human right” last month, so there’s that. #OnBrand

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