Daily News Recap (4-30-15)

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Nigerian troops rescued an additional 160 women and children from Boko Haram. The rescue occurred days after the troops found hundreds of other hostages from a Boko Haram camp. According to CNN, troops are moving into other parts of the forest and have destroyed 9 militant camps.
-Allie Ibarra

A Pakistani court sentenced 10 militants to life in prison today for the 2012 attack on activist Malala Yousafzai. According to the Washington Post, each militant received 25 years in prison, which is considered a life sentence in Pakistan. Malala was targeted and shot in the head by the Pakistani Taliban because she advocated education for women, but survived. The Taliban leader, Mullah Fazlullah, is still at large, as are other militants who took part in it.
-Nathalie Cohetero

A new report from health professionals and human rights activists is revealing a secret collaboration between the American Psychological Association and the administration of President George W. Bush. According to the New York Times, the collaboration took place to bolster a legal and ethical justification for the torture of prisoners swept up post 9/11. The Times is reporting that the report is the first to examine the association’s role in the interrogation process and that the group’s actions keep psychologists involved in the interrogation program. 
-Reynaldo Leanos Jr.

Some Texas lawmakers are making it a priority this legislative session to call for more transparency to prevent police violence in Texas. According to the Dallas Morning News, Texas legislators are pushing to equip officers with body cameras and assure citizen rights to film officers in action. One of the people leading this proposal is Senator Royce West, who is a Democrat in Dallas, who recently proposed a grant program to help cities purchase body cameras for officers and to provide training guidelines for using them. West’s bill has pushed through the Senate.
-Reynaldo Leanos Jr.

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