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U.S. admits delay on terrorist tag

Boko Haram’s labeling debated in 2012, Congress is told

Posted: May 16, 2014 at 3:45 a.m.

The State Department acknowledged Thursday that it could have acted sooner to designate Nigeria's Boko Haram as a foreign-terrorist organization, even though the Nigerian government and many Africa experts opposed the move when it was first considered two years ago.

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Rescue workers and medics wait outside the coal mine in Soma, Turkey, Thursday, May 15, 2014. An explosion and fire at a coal mine in Soma, some 250 kilometers (155 miles) south of Istanbul, killed hundreds of workers, authorities said, in one of the worst mining disasters in Turkish history.(AP Photo/Berza Simsek)

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