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World Aug 15Boko Haram militants offer to trade kidnapped girls for fighters
The Islamic militant group Boko Haram said in a video Sunday that it would free some of the more than 200 schoolgirls who were snatched in eastern Nigeria two years ago, in exchange for the release of its fighters.
World Aug 15Kenyan entrepreneur grows business by helping young farmers
Peter Mumo, a 28 year old from Kenya, started a project to help farmers, hospitals and schools store much-needed water.
World Aug 12Photos: Perseid meteor shower sparkles across the globe
People trekked to ancient villages and medieval ruins to view and photograph the Perseid meteor shower in the wee hours of Friday. This year's display produced more bright streaks in the nighttime sky than in years past.
Nation Aug 10Read the full DOJ report detailing bias in Baltimore police force
A Justice Department report released Wednesday found “longstanding, systemic” deficiencies in the Baltimore Police Department that failed to provide officers with resources to collect information and do their jobs. Read the full report.
World Aug 05How well do you know the Olympics? Take our quiz
What's the name of the 2016 Rio Olympics mascot? Which country has attended every Olympic Games? Test your brain power and stamina by taking our 10-question quiz.
World Aug 01Across borders, Syrian women gain strength from each other
Syrian-born Maria Alabdeh was studying microbiology in France in 2011 when the Syrian revolution ignited. She joined Women Now for Development to help -- at least from afar.
Politics Jul 27How much do you know about the presidents? Take our politics quiz
Which president was born in Pennsylvania? Who was a Rhodes scholar? Test your knowledge about the presidents in our quiz.
Politics Jul 19Are you a politics buff? Take our quiz on which president swam in the buff
Our roving reporter Meredith Garretson is asking attendees of the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland trivia questions about politics and presidents. You can take the same quiz here minus the rhinestone cowboy boots and the balloon drops.
Politics Jul 18Quiz: Do you know your political (and Cleveland) trivia?
Which president was a male model? What year was LeBron James drafted? Test how much you know about politics and Cleveland's favorite son on the first day of the Republican National Convention.
World Jul 15How well do you know the world: Troop buildups & British break downs
This week, renewed violence somewhere caused the U.S. to send more troops, Britain got a new prime minister, and an international court made an important ruling. Take our quiz about these world events and more.