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Boko Haram Shekau

Boko Haram, the terrorist group responsible for the kidnapping of nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls, has reportedly taken over the northeastern Nigerian town of Gwoza, killing dozens and dislodging the military and local government in the process. Townspeople have fled their homes to escape the violence. Residents say more than 100 people have been killed by the members of Boko Haram. This is the second time the group has seized a major town from Nigerian troops. Read about it here…[DailyPost]

On Monday, a 5-year-old shot a 3-year-old in Colorado after an older child who had been playing with a gun gave it to the young shooter. Police are still investigating how the 9-year-old obtained the gun in the first place. The victim is in critical but stable condition following surgery. Read about it here…[ThinkProgress]

Here’s some not so sunny news. Hawaii is bracing for its first direct hurricane hit in 22 years, but this time there’s double the trouble. Iselle, a Category 1 hurricane, is headed towards the island with a second storm on its tail. The storm is expected to hit Thursday but expected to be downgraded to a tropical storm when it hits Honolulu on Friday. Hurricane Julio, a Category 2, will hit the island on Sunday. Read about it here…[NBC]

What is it about those naked selfies? A secretary with the Swiss parliament has been suspended after her nude selfies and amateur porn photos were posted from inside the Federal House in Berne. You can read about her indiscretions here…[Gawker]

National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden has just received a new residence permit in Russia, which is valid for three years, starting on August 1. Read about it here…[RT]

And in “seriously, what were you thinking?” news, yet another person has burned down their house trying to kill a spider. A woman in Wales tried to terminate the arachnid by spraying it with aerosol and then lighting it. The blaze quickly, and obviously, engulfed her home. For more on people who burn down their homes killing pests, click here or here. And to read this woman’s story, click there…[HuffPost]

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