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Church fires in the South recall past violence

By Lynde Langdon
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Crime | Arsonists have torched several African-American churches in the South in the last week, and a handful of other fires are under investigation as the nation…

Midday Roundup: Second fugitive captured alive in New York

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Finally found. The 22-day manhunt for escaped murderer David Sweat ended Sunday when a New York State Police sergeant shot and apprehended him just 2 miles…

Police kill one escaped convict, search for other continues

By Leigh Jones
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Crime | Police in New York fatally shot escaped murderer Richard Matt this afternoon, hours after search teams discovered signs of the fugitives about 30 miles from…

‘Shaken to the core’

By Nicole C. Brambila
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Amy Writing Awards | Pennsylvania church finds healing after Palm Sunday murders. An award of outstanding merit winner

Midday Roundup: Drone strike kills top ISIS commander

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Losing ground. A U.S. drone strike in Mosul, Iraq, has killed a top Islamic State (ISIS) commander suspected of playing a major role in the 2012 attack on the…

High court defines rights of suspects, immigrants, and death-row inmates

High court defines rights of suspects, immigrants, and death-row inmates

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | The U.S. Supreme Court, near the end of its term, issued nine decisions last week. From issues of child-abuse to bath salts, here are some of the cases you…

Midday Roundup: Cuba lets Baptist church stay open

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Commuted sentence. Cuban authorities have withdrawn plans to seize control of a large church in eastern Cuba after receiving extensive negative publicity.

Charleston church to re-open for worship

By Leigh Jones, Lynde Langdon & Mickey McLean
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Crime | As Emanuel AME’s congregation prepares for the Lord’s Day, possible evidence of the shooter’s motive emerges

Midday Roundup: Theater shooter worried doctor, but not enough

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Hindsight. The psychiatrist who treated James Holmes before he opened fire in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater, killing 12 and wounding 70 others, was so…

Midday Roundup: Youths attacked by sharks at N.C. beaches

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Horrific. A 12-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy both lost limbs in two shark attacks within about 90 minutes Sunday at a North Carolina beach. The attacks…

Dallas shooting suspect dead; van goes up in flames

By Lynde Langdon
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Shooting | UPDATE: Police have confirmed the suspect in a shooting this morning at Dallas police headquarters died. The suspect fled the shooting in an armored…

Report: UN peacekeepers pay impoverished local women for sex

By Michael Cochrane
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United Nations | Sexual exploitation of local populations by members of United Nations peacekeeping forces is “quite common but underreported,”according to a draft report…

 
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