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Midday Roundup: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev finally goes on trial in Boston

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Opening arguments. The trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev began today. In opening arguments, prosecutors described the 20-year-old as…

Why was the No Child Left Behind reauthorization abandoned in the House

By Emily Scheie
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Education | House Republicans scuttled a vote to reauthorize the the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) federal education policy on Friday. Supporters say the delay is temporary…

Little girls longing to be like Elsa

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Movies | Moms who thought their 4-year-old daughters’ fascination with Elsa was cute are getting worried. At what point does cute become obsessed? Disney’s 2013…

The mortal danger of free thought in Bangladesh

By Anna K. Poole
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Bangladesh | Free speech in Bangladesh is legal but risky. A week ago, writer Avijit Roy, a U.S. citizen of Bangladeshi origin, was hacked to death as he walked home from…

Alabama Supreme Court: Stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses

By The Editors
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Marriage | The Alabama Supreme Court is taking on the federal judiciary, ordering the state’s probate judges to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. In…

The Lazarus Effect: Another unoriginal tale about deadish folks

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Don’t expect The Lazarus Effect (rated PG-13 for intense sequences of horror violence, terror, and some sexual references) to square with Biblical eschatology.

High court weighs validity of teacher testimony in child abuse cases

High court weighs validity of teacher testimony in child abuse cases

By Laura Edghill
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Child welfare | The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on Monday regarding statements children make to teachers and other non-law enforcement agents about abuse they have…

Republicans relent on immigration to pass funding bill

By Lynde Langdon
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Homeland Security | House Republicans made an awkward landing today after botching a political maneuver to thwart President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration.

Georgia death row inmate shows ‘concrete fruit of redemption’

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Death Penalty | Last night, Georgia corrections officials delayed the execution of death row inmate Kelly Renee Gissendaner for the second time this week, citing concerns…

Netanyahu: Deal with Iran no ‘farewell to arms’

By Leigh Jones
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Israel | Israeli prime minister urges U.S. lawmakers to consider the long-term consequences of a ‘bad deal’

Focus uses cheap tricks to steal moviegoers’ money

By Bob Brown
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Movies | “You get their focus, then you can take whatever you want.” This is how Nicky explains to Jess the art of lifting a mark’s valuables. It also describes…

Midday Roundup: Clinton used personal email for state business

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Private or public? Hillary Clinton used only her personal email account during her tenure as secretary of state, The New York Times revealed, raising questions…

 
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