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Kidnapping Foiled! Iowa Teen Fights Back Using Dad's Self-Defense Tips

Iowa Teen Uses Father's Self-Defense Lessons to Foil Abduction Attempt

Originally posted 07/15/2014 08:00PM

A father's self-defense lessons might have saved the life of a 15-year-old boy who courageously fought off a would-be kidnapper who attempted to abduct him Friday.

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Boy Fakes Own Kidnapping to Avoid Going to the Dentist

UpdatePosted 06/24/2014 01:20PM

French Boy Invents Fake Kidnapper to Avoid Trip to the Dentist

Originally posted 06/23/2014 05:30PM

It was a tale straight out of a French thriller.

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Woman's Story of 10-Year Abduction 'Unbelievable,' Says Suspect's Lawyer

Woman's Story of 10-Year Abduction 'Unbelievable,' Says Suspect's Lawyer

Originally posted 05/22/2014 04:15PM

The lawyer for a man charged with kidnapping a 15-year-old girl and holding her captive for 10 years expressed doubts about the woman's claims.

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California Woman Kept Captive for 10 Years Is Found Alive

California Woman Kept Captive for 10 Years Is Found Alive

Originally posted 05/21/2014 06:15PM

A Southern California man has been arrested for kidnapping, rape and false imprisonment for allegedly abducting a 15-year-old girl and holding her for a decade.

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New Video of Kidnapped Nigerian Girls: Boko Haram Leader Will Swap Girls for Prisoners

UpdatePosted 05/12/2014 11:40AM

New Video of Kidnapped Nigerian Girls: Boko Haram Leader Will Swap Girls for Prisoners

Originally posted 05/12/2014 07:30AM

In a first purported sighting of the victims, a 27-minute video was released Monday by Boko Haram, the terror group claiming responsibility for the kidnapping of more than 250 Nigerian girls from the northern Nigerian town of Chibok on April 13.

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Cleveland Kidnapping Victim Michelle Knight Recounts Her 11 Years of Hell

Cleveland Kidnapping Victim Michelle Knight Tells Her Story of Torture and Triumph

Originally posted 05/09/2014 09:40AM

There's a hard life – and then there's the stuff of nightmares. Before Aug. 22, 2002, Michelle Knight was living the former. After growing up poor on Cleveland's rough west side and suffering long-standing sexual abuse at the hands of a relative, she had run away, lived for a time under a bridge and given birth to a son who'd been placed in foster care.

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Who Are the Militants Behind the Kidnapping of the Nigerian Girls?

Who Are the Militants Behind the Kidnapping of the Nigerian Girls?

Originally posted 05/09/2014 07:15AM

Their brazen cruelty in Nigeria, including the kidnapping last month of more than 250 schoolgirls, has shocked the world and brought international notoriety to the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram.

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Cleveland Kidnapping Victim Michelle Knight: How I've Moved On

Michelle Knight: Inside My New Life

Originally posted 05/07/2014 08:00AM

Michelle Knight spent nearly 11 years of her life inside a house of horror where she was chained, tortured, raped and beaten. Despite the nightmarish conditions she endured, she wants everyone to know one thing – she's a survivor.

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President Obama Vows to 'Do Everything' to Help Kidnapped Girls in Nigeria

President Obama Vows to 'Do Everything' to Help Kidnapped Girls in Nigeria

Originally posted 05/07/2014 07:00AM

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

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Angelina Jolie Calls Mass Nigerian Kidnappings 'Unthinkable Cruelty'

Angelina Jolie Calls Mass Nigerian Kidnappings 'Unthinkable Cruelty'

Originally posted 05/06/2014 05:10PM

Angelina Jolie is speaking out to condemn the mass kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls three weeks ago, adding her voice to the worldwide outrage over the shocking crime.

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