The Monday Catchup

vie Reuters

Good morning! Here’s what you missed over the weekend:

The lead story: Boko Haram militants have kidnapped at least 30 girls and boys from a town in northeastern Nigeria. The mass kidnapping comes just a few months after the terrorist group caused an international controversy by kidnapping over 200 young girls. The latest round of kidnapping is thought to be an attempt to recruit child soldiers.

Coming up after the jump: Ebola quarantine, lava flow in Hawaii, midterm elections, and more.

A nurse, recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone has been placed in quarantine in New Jersey, but reports have surfaced (mostly from the woman in quarantine) that the conditions are “prison-like” without flush toilets or showers.

Republicans and Democrats are embracing early voting this year as the midterm elections draw closer. Long considered more beneficial to the Democrats, Republicans appear to be catching on to the effectiveness.

The last British troops have left Helmand Province in Afghanistan and will soon leave the country, leaving behind only 400 advisers. In recent polling 68% of British people thought that the operation had not been “worthwhile” while 14% thought Britain was safer after the 13 years spent in Afghanistan.

Lava from a volcano in Hawaii is edging towards a residential area and residents are being prepared to evacuate. There are between 50 and 60 buildings in the current flow path.

Police may have found the body of missing UVA student Hannah Graham, who disappeared several weeks ago leading to a massive manhunt.

One of the victims, wounded in the Washington state high school shooting last Friday, has died, bringing the total body count of the attack to two.

The long read: As Boko Haram continues to operate in Nigeria, here is a report of conditions in a Boko Haram camp, as described by those who have escaped.

The weather:  Temperatures will be lower this week with a chance of rain on Friday but a clear weekend.

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