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Murders put spotlight on Seattle’s homeless crisis

By Melinda Taylor
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Homelessness | When three teenage brothers last month murdered two vagrants in “The Jungle,” a crime-ridden homeless camp near baseball’s Safeco Field in Seattle, both…

Midday Roundup: Pastor heads to prison for helping single mother flee country

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Sent to prison. The Virginia pastor convicted of helping a woman flee the country with her daughter to keep her away from her former lesbian partner will…

Midday Roundup: Groundhog gives hope to snow-socked states

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Get ready for spring. Today is Groundhog Day, and the wily and wise rodent on whom all hopes for an early spring rest has declared winter dead. Beady-eyed…

Midday Roundup: Britain gives green light to gene editing experiment

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Rewriting the code. Britain has approved a scientist’s request to edit the human genetic code in an effort to better understand how embryos develop, but…

California jail escapees back in custody thanks to watchful resident

By Lynde Langdon
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Crime | Police recaptured two inmates who escaped from a Southern California jail and had been on the run for over a week. A tip this morning from a woman who saw the…

Midday Roundup: Teacher arrested for helping California convicts escape

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Inside job. Police have arrested five people in connection with last weekend’s escape from the Central Men’s Jail in southern California. Investigators…

Seven ranchers arrested, one killed; future of Oregon standoff unclear

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | A group of ranchers’ occupation of an Oregon wildlife reserve appears to be breaking up after a confrontation with law enforcement that ended with one…

Task force: America needs prisons that work

By Evan Wilt
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Prison | WASHINGTON—A bipartisan congressional task force on Tuesday recommended reforms to reduce the federal prison population by 60,000 and save taxpayers more…

Midday Roundup: East Coast digs out after record-busting blizzard

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Winter’s weekend. Snowblowers are still busy up and down the eastern United States in the aftermath of the weekend blizzard. The storm dumped record amounts…

Digital romance became El Chapo’s undoing

By Jim Long
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Crime | Transcripts of text messages published Wednesday by the Mexican newspaper Milenio suggest the world’s most powerful drug lord may have been trapped in a web…

The politics of Obama’s gun-control push

By Cal Thomas
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Gun Rights | I’m still waiting; waiting for someone to show me how laws stop a person intent on breaking them. Daily on the roads I see people breaking speed limits…

Midday Roundup: Belgian police arrest two in New Year’s terror plot

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Thwarted. Belgian police have arrested two men suspected of plotting attacks against prominent sites in Brussels during New Year’s Eve celebrations. Police…

 
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