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Scores of Boko Haram militant gunmen reportedly waged a predawn attack Sunday on a key city of Maiduguri in northeastern Nigeria, engaging in a fierce battle with troops on the outskirts of the city, forcing residents to flee from their homes, according to the military, residents and other sources, CNN reports.
Update Jan. 25 6:35 p.m. The Yale Police Department is conducting an internal investigation of an incident in which a New York Times columnists' son was stopped by police, who were seeking a burglary suspect, according to the Yale Daily Mail.
In a disturbingly graphic video filmed by a police body camera, an Oklahoma officer can be seen shooting an armed suspect who tried to flee the scene of a domestic dispute, Yahoo News reports.
In a story ripped straight from a nightmare, police say a Queens, N.Y. father went on a murderous rampage early Saturday, killing his 7-year-old daughter, along with his girlfriend and her 62-year-old mother before turning a gun on himself, according to the New York Post. His 12-year-old daughter clings to life with a gunshot wound to the head, the report says.
The White House announced last week that President Barack Obama plans to head to Selma, Ala., in March to commemorate the 50th anniversary of historic marches led by civil rights leaders. But some black lawmakers are upset over his planned date of arrival to participate in the event, Alabama Media Group reports.