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Midday Roundup: Hastert to plead guilty to wrongdoing

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Plea bargain. Former Republican House Speaker Dennis Hastert plans to plead guilty in a federal hush-money case, his attorney said today. Hastert, 73,

Midday Roundup: Palestinian rage rocks Israel with violent attacks

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Insecure. At least seven Israelis and two dozen Palestinians have died in two weeks of uninterrupted violence in Israel. On Tuesday, a series of attacks by…

Supreme Court hears death penalty case in horrific Kansas killings

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | Fifteen years after two brothers terrorized the community of Wichita, Kan., in a gruesome crime spree, their death penalty case has made it to the Supreme…

Prison education cuts recidivism, but who should pay for it?

By Wayne Stender
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Corrections | In absence of state funding, private donors are stepping in to support a movement by Cornell University to educate prison inmates and cut recidivism. Since…

Oregon gunman’s death ruled a suicide

By Leigh Jones & Lynde Langdon
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Crime | UPDATE (7:40 p.m.): A medical examiner has ruled the death of the Umpqua Community College gunman was a suicide. As police continue to interview hundreds…

Are mass shootings really becoming routine?

By Daniel James Devine
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Shooting | Examining the president’s claim that gun violence is worse in the United States than everywhere else

Prison time no problem for identity thieves with cellphones

By Rob Holmes
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Crime | Inmates at two Georgia prisons have been indicted on charges of prison-based drug trafficking, contraband rings, and identity theft. Law enforcement officials…

Midday Roundup: Emissions scandal wrecks Volkswagen’s reputation

Midday Roundup: Emissions scandal wrecks Volkswagen’s reputation

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Fahrvergnügen? Volkswagen executives admitted today the emissions scandal first revealed Friday is much larger than previously thought. At least 11 million…

Immigration policy gridlock allows sanctuary cities to persist

By Mary Reichard
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Immigration | The legality of so-called sanctuary cities became a top concern in the nation with the killing this summer of a 32-year-old woman named Kate Steinle. A…

Muslim companies lied about preparing meat to religious standards

By Rob Holmes
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Crime | Two Iowa companies owned by a Muslim family have been charged with conspiracy to export meat wrongfully labelled as lawful for Muslims, or “halal.”

Midday Roundup: Pope streamlines marriage annulment process

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Lifelong union? Pope Francis created more rumbles of dissent among conservative Catholics today when he announced a change to church policy that will make it…

Tragedy in Roanoke

By Cal Thomas
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Media | The horrible murder of two local journalists in Roanoke, Va., has affected me more than I thought it would. Journalists are taught early on to…

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