U.S. joins Nigerian hunt for abducted girls

Posted: May 7, 2014 at 5:24 a.m.

A woman cries Tuesday during a demonstration outside defense headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria, calling for the government to rescue teenage schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram.

President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the U.S. will do everything it can to help Nigeria find nearly 300 teenage girls who have been missing since they were abducted from school three weeks ago by an Islamist extremist group that has threatened to sell them.

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