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Midday Roundup: Obamacare creates more tax problems for customers

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Tax nightmare. Remember when the Supreme Court said Obamacare’s individual health insurance mandate was legal because it was a tax? Turns out, having the…

Midday Roundup: ISIS rampages on as Obama hosts summit

By Leigh Jones & Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Extreme. ISIS militants have reportedly burned to death 45 people in the Iraqi town of al-Baghdadi. The victims are believed to be a part of Iraqi security…

Midday Roundup: Federal judge fires back in Alabama marriage dispute

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Dueling rulings. More Alabama probate judges are issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples today after a federal judge again weighed in on the issue.

Texas man vanishes in Mexico, raises fears about mission trip safety

By J.C. Derrick
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Missions | As demonstrators continue to protest the Mexican government’s perceived botched investigation into the disappearance of 43 students, the new disappearance…

Chapel Hill shooter was hateful, but did he hate Muslims?

By Lynde Langdon
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Crime | The college town of Chapel Hill, N.C., is reeling from the execution-style deaths of three Muslim students Wednesday.  Funerals will be held today for…

Midday Roundup: Russia, Ukraine strike ceasefire deal

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Peace plan. Russia and Ukraine have agreed to a ceasefire at Ukraine’s eastern border as part of a peace deal in the war-torn region. Pro-Russian…

Midday Roundup: Trial of Chris Kyle’s accused killer starts today

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Sniper trial. The man charged with the murder of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, whose story is told in the blockbuster movie American Sniper , goes on trial today…

Black & blue

By Emily Belz, Jamie Dean & Daniel James Devine
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Police | In a tense climate for police officers—including many minorities—pursuing relationships with a sometimes-jaded public remains key to serving and…

Midday Roundup: Social Security numbers stolen from insurance giant

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Unencrypted. Health insurance giant Anthem announced Wednesday it had suffered a cybersecurity breach that compromised potentially tens of millions of…

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…

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