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Midday Roundup: Senate serves up Keystone bill for veto test

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Ready to rumble. The Senate approved a bill with bipartisan support Thursday that would complete construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Hours earlier,

Midday Roundup: Jordan agrees to exchange terrorist for captive pilot

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Terrorist trade. Jordanian officials said today they are willing to trade a jailed Iraqi terrorist for a pilot held hostage by ISIS. The terror group that has…

Blogger, principal hatch plan to take high-risk students to Harvard

By Courtney Crandell
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Education | Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood is known as a hub for crime, not scholasticism. But one middle school principal aims to show her students their lives…

Business classes transform inmates into CEOs

By Laura Edghill
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Prison | Richard Chavez Jr. has an ambitious business plan. He seeks $50,000 in seed money for a proposed mobile youth counseling center set to launch in 2020. It…

Midday Roundup: Obama finally agrees to meet Pastor Saeed’s family

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | In person. After trying for two years to get an audience with President Barack Obama, Nagmeh Abedini and her two children will meet with him today in their…

More college campus cops are carrying guns

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Higher Education | Amid increased worries about school shootings and subsequent discussions on gun control, public universities are turning more and more toward arming campus…

Midday Roundup: NSA infiltrates North Korean computer system

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | In the know. The U.S. government could identify North Korea as the perpetrator of the hack attack against Sony because the National Security Agency has been…

After attack on church, Kenyan pastors request guns

By Moses Wasamu
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International | Kenyan pastors have renewed calls to be allowed to carry firearms following the killing of a church official in Mombasa, but a lawmaker has rejected the plea.

Midday Roundup: Al-Qaeda claims it ordered Paris attacks

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Responsible? The leader of Yemen’s al-Qaeda branch claimed responsibility for last week’s attack on the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo , reinforcing…

Midday Roundup: Conservative coup attempt mars Boehner’s big day

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Opening session. Republicans took control of Congress yesterday. The transition went smoothly in the Senate, where Mitch McConnell of Kentucky took over the…

A year of racial strife

By D.C. Innes
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Race Issues | It has been a year of scandal at home and horror overseas: The Obamacare rollout debacle. Deadly neglect in the VA hospital system and cover-up. Unfolding…

A peacemaking funeral

By Emily Belz
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Police | Thousands gather at the funeral for NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos to hear about his faith and how it could heal New York

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