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Former Virginia governor and wife guilty of corruption

By Andrew Branch
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Courts | Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his family sobbed today as a federal jury in Richmond convicted him and his wife, Maureen, of systematic corruption and…

Midday Roundup: Does Obama finally have a plan for ISIS?

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy |  Degrade and destroy. President Barack Obama vowed justice would be served to the ISIS militants responsible for beheading two American journalists and…

Chicago tries to take the danger out of walking to school

By Emily Scheie
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Education | In 2009, 16-year-old Derrion Albert was on his way home from school in Chicago when he was caught in a brawl and beaten to death. A cell phone video of the…

No more victims

By Warren Cole Smith
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Child Sexual Abuse | The importance of being a voice for the voiceless

Soldier convicted in 2003 attack appeals death sentence

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | The highest military appeals court in the United States will hear an appeal later this year in the case of a soldier sentenced to death for killing two fellow…

A rescue, a barn raising, and redemption in New York

By Sarah Padbury
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Crime | After returning two kidnapped Amish girls safely home earlier this month, a New York couple got a surprise thank you gift on Friday when the Amish community…

NFL tries again to ‘get it right’ on domestic violence response

By Andrew Branch
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Sports | In a now-public letter sent this week to all 32 professional football teams, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced new penalties for players accused of…

Midday Roundup: Did a Utah judge just legalize polygamy?

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Cohabitation compromise. A Utah judge handed a resounding legal victory to the polyamorous family that stars in the TLC reality show Sister Wives . The Brown…

Firefighters rescue poodle trapped in the bath

Firefighters rescue poodle trapped in the bath

By Allie Hulcher
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Newsworthy | Selene Ortega, 12, was giving her poodle Morita a bath on Friday in Albuquerque, N.M., when something went wrong. Morita started screaming and Ortega realized…

Energy-efficient power plant sets birds on fire

By Allie Hulcher
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Newsworthy | Sometimes well-meaning environmental measures can cause adverse affects. A state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert powers 140,000 homes but…

I went to jail and all I got was this lousy T-shirt

By Allie Hulcher
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Newsworthy | It was a case of mug shot inception in Madison, Maine, when a man wore something special to his jail booking: a T-shirt with his mug shot printed on it. 

Theater of the Absurd in Ferguson

By Cal Thomas
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Crime | It was in a college theater class that I learned about a genre called “Theater of the Absurd.” These were plays written mostly by European playwrights…

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