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Midday Roundup: FBI arrests rogue rancher Cliven Bundy

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Protest arrest. FBI agents arrested Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy at the Portland, Ore., airport Wednesday night as he traveled to Burns, Ore., to rally…

Midday Roundup: High court halts Obama’s power plant regs

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Regulatory reprieve. A divided U.S. Supreme Court last night slammed the brakes on President Barack Obama’s plan for strict new regulations on the…

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…

 
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