Today in heady headlines

May 08, 2014

The First Lady took to Twitter to show Nigeria that our prayers are with the missing: Her tweet read "It's time to #BringBackOurGirls. -mo." Laura A. Harris with ABC Action News Tampa added, "AMEN," while NPR's Michele Norris recited, "What is missing is not lost."

At the same time, the New York Times reports that the abduction of the girls is an act not even Al Qaeda can condone.Tolu Adeleru Balogun with Nigeria Info 99.3 summarized, "Would Al-Qaeda condone #BokohHaram's abduction of young girls? This@nytimes says no. Fellow jihadists not happy." Freelance journalist Tristan McConnell  quoted from the piece, “'The violence most African rebel groups practice makes Al Qaeda look like a bunch of schoolgirls' says @BronwynBruton."

Elsewhere abroad, Washington Post Moscow Bureau Chief Michael Birnbaum shared a dramatic photo, captioning, "here is Putin today in a command center overseeing a massive military exercise." Despite its potentially chilling qualities, the picture still triggered the jokesters in many journos. "The Cornucopia goes here," Igor Bobic suggested an alternative caption for Putin. NBC News'  Carrie Dann couldn't resist quipping, "You can't fight in here. This is the War Room!" 

(Photo Credit: Michael Birnbaum)

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