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August 6th, 2014
10:10 PM ET

Erin Burnett reports on new hope for missing Boko Haram girls

On April 14 2014, 276 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped under the cover of darkness. The perpetrator: Boko Haram.

On Wednesday, at the U.S.-Africa Summit in Washington, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan met with Vice President Joe Biden to discuss reining in the terror group.

This comes as the Wall Street Journal reports U.S. surveillance planes flying over Nigeria may have spotted some of the girls.

But are officials doing enough to get the girls back?

CNN's Erin Burnett reports.

Watch the above video for the OutFront host's full story.

August 6th, 2014
09:38 PM ET

David McKenzie visits Ebola checkpoints

The death toll in the Ebola outbreak has risen to 932.

In Sierra Leone, a health worker told CNN the country is "not able to deal with this outbreak." Still, Sierra Leone is trying to take steps prevent the Ebola virus from spreading.

On Wednesday evening, CNN’s David McKenzie took viewers through a checkpoint in Sierra Leone. He washed his hands in a chlorine solution, and had his temperature taken, both requirements for passing through.

Police officials have since announced a blockade on the Eastern border of Sierra Leone, stating that there will be no movement, in or out.

Watch the video above to for McKenzie's report.

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August 6th, 2014
09:20 PM ET

"We are ready, willing and able" – Maen Areikat on Palestinian Authority's desire to make peace in the Middle East

During a press conference Wednesday, President Obama said he has "no sympathy for Hamas," while expressing his concern for the Palestinian people. Maen Areikat, the Chief P.L.O. Representative to the U.S. appeared on Erin Burnett OutFront to discuss the situation in Gaza and respond to Obama’s comments on Hamas.

There have widespread allegations that Hamas has been launching rockets from civilian-populated areas. Video released by French TV Wednesday shows just that - a rocket launcher in a residential neighborhood, with children playing around it. Burnett asked Areikat if he condemns Hamas for these actions:

“We don’t know the circumstances of this particular rocket launcher,” Areikat said, referencing the video. “If there has been incidents…in which fighters from Palestinian factions fired at Israel from civilian populated centers, I think these were isolated centers. But to portray that this was the rule and not the exception is not a fair representation of what is happening in Gaza.”

On the topic of a weakened Palestinian National Authority, Areikat challenged Obama's position:

“I don’t necessarily agree with the assessment that we’ve been weakened," he said. "To say that we must work with the Palestinian leadership is an acknowledgment that the P.L.O. leadership is genuine, sincere about seeking peace.”

Watch the above interview, and tune into Erin Burnett OutFront weeknights at 7P.

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August 6th, 2014
09:09 PM ET

Bowe Bergdahl's lawyer calls interview with army investigator "informal, but businesslike"

On Wednesday, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl met with the Army general leading the investigation into the sergeant's disappearance five years ago.

Bergdahl was held captive by the Taliban for nearly five years before being released into U.S. custody in May.

Bergdahl's attorney Eugene Fidell was at the meeting. He spoke with CNN's Nick Valencia, and described the atmosphere as both informal and businesslike.

Valencia notes Bergdahl's lawyer would not comment on any potential communication between the Army soldier and his parents, a relationship that has long been under scrutiny.

For Burnett's full conversation with Valencia, including further insight into Bergdahl's interview with the army investigator, watch the above video.

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