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Weekly news briefs: Sept. 17

Local

Cabral Franklin has died from cancer

Cabral Franklin, son of former Atlanta mayor Shirley Franklin, has died from complications of cancer on Tuesday, Sept. 15, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC). Franklin was an integral figure of the state’s Democratic Party and also a loving husband and father. Franklin was battling lung cancer since his diagnosis last year, according to the AJC.

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National

A professor was killed at Delta State University

A professor at Delta State University was shot to death on Monday, Sept. 14, according to NBC News. Ethan Schmidt, who was a history professor for the university, was found fatally shot in the head in his office. There is a person of interest who is a professor at the University. No other students were hurt, according to NBC News. Schmidt was loved by his family and had a passion for history.

 

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World

Nigeria’s army frees hostages of Boko Haram

Nigeria’s army is working hard to free the hostages of Islamic extremist group Boko Haram. Nigeria’s army said it has rescued dozens of kidnapped women and children, according to ABC News. There is a numerous amount of hostages that have been freed from Boko Haram this year. None of the hostages freed this year were the 219 girls abducted in April 2014 from a school in Chibok, according to ABC News.

 

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