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Al Qaeda in Yemen now claims it ordered the attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris. Should the western media be paying more attention to atrocities in that country — and to Nigeria, where civilians are being slaughtered by the thousands?

Also, the House votes to roll back Obama’s immigration actions, and the founder of Silk Road on the so-called "dark web" goes on trial in New York.

Photo: Photos on the ground at the scene of a car bomb attack in Yemen's capital city of Sanaa on January 7, 2015, killing around 30 people and wounding more than 50 others. (Mohamed al-Sayaghi/Reuters)

House Votes to Roll Back Obama's Immigration Actions 6 MIN, 5 SEC

Most House Republicans today voted to fund the Department of Homeland Security with amendments designed to kill the President's executive orders shielding millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation.  Speaker John Boehner denied the move was a dispute between parties, but rather an "executive overreach" and "an affront to the rule of law and to the constitution itself."

Today's amended bill passed, satisfying hard-line party members but some moderates are unhappy, as we hear from Seung Min Kim, who reports for Politico.

Seung Min Kim, Politico (@seungminkim)

Terrorism: Global and Local 33 MIN, 6 SEC

The massacre of 17 people at Charlie Hebdo wasn't last Wednesday's only terror attack and it wasn't the deadliest either. The same day, a terrorist bomb killed 20 in the capital city of Yemen. The day before that, a 10-year-old girl blew up herself and 19 others in Baga, in northern Nigeria. That's where Bokko Haram is said to have killed as many as 2000 civilians just three days before. But there's been little news coverage of those horrific incidents. Nobody's apologizing for saturation news coverage of what happened in Paris, but are the western media missing the big picture?

Elizabeth Donnelly, Chatham House (@AfricaProg)
Hilary Matfess, National Defense University (@hilarymatfess)
Adam Baron, European Council on Foreign Relations (@adammbaron)
Matt Schiavenza, The Atlantic (@MattSchiavenza)

Donnelly on the trajectory of the insurgency in Nigeria and the response to it
Baron on the forgotten war that spawned the Paris attacks
Schiavenza on why Nigeria's 10-year-old suicide bomber isn't front-page news
Amnesty International on Nigeria's massacre

Alleged Silk Road Mastermind on Trial as an Online Drug "Kingpin" 10 MIN, 3 SEC

The admitted founder of Silk Road, which became an Internet marketplace for illegal drugs, went on trial today in New York for drug trafficking, hacking and money laundering. Federal prosecutors claim Ross Ulbricht, who was arrested using a computer in the San Francisco Public Library, is the person who calls himself "the Dread Pirate Roberts." Silk Road was part of the so-called "dark web"-- accessible only via the Tor network, which hides users' real IP addresses. It was once called the most sophisticated and extensive haven for online crime.  Samuel Oakford is covering the story for Vice News.

Samuel Oakford, Vice News (@samueloakford)

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