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Chicago sheriff wins first round in legal fight over Backpage sex ads

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | A Chicago judge last week sided with Sheriff Tom Dart in his fight with the classified website Backpage.com, ruling the outspoken lawman didn’t have to…

Midday Roundup: Slain reporter’s dad pledges to fight for gun control

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Survivor. The third victim in a shooting this week in Virginia appears to be on the road to recovery after emergency surgery. Vicki Gardner, executive…

Midday Roundup: Mormon church will keep ties to Boy Scouts

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Still friends. The Mormon church announced Wednesday it will continue its affiliation with the Boy Scouts of America after the organization voted to allow gay…

Midday Roundup: Site hack busts adulterers in Washington, Duggar family

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Open secret. Josh Duggar has admitted to having an account on the adultery website Ashley Madison and to cheating on his wife. News outlets identified Duggar…

Midday Roundup: Former Subway pitchman pleads guilty to child porn charges

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Guilty as charged. Former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle will plead guilty today to charges of child pornography and paying for sex with minors, according to a…

Midday Roundup: Plane loaded with passengers, cash crashes in Indonesia

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Downed. A plane on a regional flight crashed into a remote, mountainous area of Indonesia on Sunday, with 54 people onboard. The plane also carried about…

Thinking through the James Holmes verdict biblically

By Marvin Olasky
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Death Penalty | Was the jury’s decision concerning the Colorado movie theater massacre a just one?

No death penalty for Colorado theater shooter

By Mickey McLean
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Courts | A jury in Centennial, Colo., said Friday it would not sentence James Holmes to death for his murderous rampage at a packed Aurora, Colo., movie theater three…

Suspect in Tennessee movie theater attack identified

By Leigh Jones
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Crime | UPDATE: Police have identified the assailant in the Tennessee movie theater attack as 29-year-old Vincente David Montano of Nashville, who had…

Midday Roundup: Baltimore seeks federal help to halt homicide spree

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Homicide help. Baltimore has called in the federal cavalry to help deal with a surge in homicides that local police have been unable to either quell or…

New Mexico churches ask for prayer after twin bomb attacks

By Abby Reese
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Crime | Congregations and clergy from Las Cruces, N.M., met in Pioneer Park on Sunday evening to pray for peace, unity, and courage after back-to-back explosions…

Midday Roundup: Teens’ weekend fishing trip goes horribly wrong

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Missing at sea. The Coast Guard is searching for two 14-year-old boys who went fishing off the Florida coast Friday and haven’t come back. Rescuers found…

 
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