Four Nigerian schoolgirls from Government Girls Technical College who escaped the Boko Haram attack. Photo by AMINU ABUBAKAR/AFP/Getty Images

Islamist extremist group Boko Haram has returned 110 of the girls kidnapped from a Nigerian boarding school last month, reports the AP.

Why it matters: Boko Haram, which means “Western education is forbidden” in the Hausa language, has carried out several mass abductions in the last few years, most notably in 2014 when extremists kidnapped 276 schoolgirls from the town of Chibok. No ransom payment was made this time, the government says, but the fighters did issue an ominous warning: "We did it out of pity. And don’t ever put your daughters in school again.”

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Coronavirus dashboard

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Trump says he expects to announce a Supreme Court nominee "next week"

President Trump speaking prior to his departure from the White House on Sept. 19. Photo: Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images

President Trump said Saturday he expects to announce a nominee for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's vacant Supreme Court seat “next week” and that the person will “most likely" be a woman.

What he's saying: "If somebody were to ask me now, I would say that a woman would be in first place, yes. The choice of a woman, I would say, would certainly be appropriate," the president told pool reporters.

Susan Collins says Senate should postpone Supreme Court vote

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Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said in a statement Saturday she believes whoever is elected in the 2020 presidential race should pick the nominee to fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat.

Why it matters: Collins will be key in how the nomination process plays out. As one of the most centrist Senate Republicans, whether or not the Senate confirms Trump's SCOTUS nominee could hinge on her vote.