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Midday Roundup: Most tax filers will get refunds, IRS says

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Tax day. Today is the annual deadline for filing individual income tax returns, and the IRS says about 78 percent of income-tax filers this year qualified for…

Midday Roundup: U.S. officials say airstrikes damaging ISIS

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Making headway? U.S. officials say Islamic State (ISIS) militants have lost control of about one-quarter of the territory taken in Iraq, insisting…

Investigators: S.C. police shooting was suspicious before video emerged

By Lynde Langdon
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Police | State investigators in South Carolina suspected foul play in the police shooting of Walter Scott even before they obtained a cellphone video of the…

Murder case against Hannah Overton dismissed

By Leigh Jones
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Courts | A Texas judge on Wednesday dismissed the capital murder case against Hannah Overton, ending an eight-year-long legal nightmare for the mother of five. A jury…

Midday Roundup: ISIS frees Yazidi captives amid Iraqi offensive

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Freed. Islamic State (ISIS) militants released 216 Yazidi prisoners today after holding them for about eight months. The captives, mostly children and…

Lady Justice’s new blindfold

Lady Justice’s new blindfold

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Law | Two unrelated news stories have been in the headlines in recent weeks. In one, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, surprised by the reaction to a law he signed to…

Midday Roundup: NSA gate-crashers stole car, took wrong turn

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Lapse in judgment. The two men who crashed through the front gate of the National Security Agency (NSA) Monday had stolen a car after a wild night in a hotel,

Eight felony counts in case of baby cut from mother’s womb

By Lynde Langdon
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Crime | Prosecutors have charged a Longmont, Colo., woman with eight felony crimes, including attempted murder and unlawful termination of a pregnancy, for allegedly…

After abuse case, Arkansas tries to ban ‘rehoming’ adopted children

By Kiley Crossland
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Child welfare | An Arkansas state representative is facing criticism for allegedly abandoning his adopted daughters, ages 3 and 6, to a man who sexually abused one of them.

Should Dzhokhar Tsarnaev die?

By Marvin Olasky
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Death Penalty | The defense attorneys for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the Boston Marathon bombing case are working hard to keep him from being put to death. Should we cheer their…

Unborn baby’s murder boosts calls for fetal homicide bill in Colorado

By Courtney Crandell
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Crime | A 7-month-old, unborn baby girl died earlier this week in Longmont, Colo., after she was brutally ripped from her mother’s womb by a woman who apparently…

Louisiana leads fight to end sex trafficking

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | On Feb. 13, Kwame Morris drove a 16-year-old girl from Houston to New Orleans, where the FBI caught him arranging $500 “dates” for her. He told the FBI…

 
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