80 U.S. Marines Sent to Hunt Boko Haram

    U.S. Marines salute during the national anthem as they attend the MLB interleague baseball game between the New York Yankees and the San Diego Padres as part of military day, at the ball park in San Diego, California August 4, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL MILITARY) - RTX12AIN

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    This should do more than a hashtag: President Obama is deploying 80 Marines to Chad to look for nearly 300 missing Nigerian girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram. Obama notified Congress on Wednesday, the same day that the Islamist group attacked three villages in Nigeria, killing 48 people. Twin car bombs killed 118 the day before, which Nairobi says was Boko's doing.

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