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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: France mourns victims, hunts terrorists

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Day of fear. Paris subway trains stood still and the city fell to silence at noon local time today to honor the victims of Wednesday’s terror attack at a…

Midday Roundup: Boston readies for marathon bombing trial

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Reckoning. The much-anticipated trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will begin Monday after a judge denied a request for delay. U.S.

Midday Roundup: New Year’s celebrations kick off around the world

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Ringing it in. Worldwide New Year’s celebrations kicked off in the Southern Hemisphere earlier today with fireworks, concerts, and public parties. Sydney…

Midday Roundup: Debris, bodies found at site of AirAsia crash

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Search over. Search teams have located the AirAsia 8501 crash site and have begun recovering debris and bodies from the water. The plane, en route from…

Midday Roundup: Search finds no sign of missing AirAsia plane

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Another missing plane. Search crews are once again scouring the seas for signs of a missing Malaysian passenger jet. The AirAsia flight on route from…

Midday Roundup: Six more detainees released from Guantanamo

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Free men. The U.S. government has released six more prisoners from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, sending them to resettle in Uruguay. The men—four Syrians,

Midday Roundup: A sea of red to remember WWI in London

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Not forgotten. Today is Veterans Day in the United States and Armistice Day in Europe. While the U.S. celebration has come to honor service members from all…

Midday Roundup: Brittany Maynard chooses life, for now

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Heartbreaking choice. In a video sponsored by the pro-assisted suicide group Compassion & Choices, cancer patient Brittany Maynard announced she is…

Midday Roundup: Millennial love for Democrats was so last election

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Youth vote. A new poll finds support for Democrats among millennial voters may be slipping. According to the Institute of Politics at Harvard University,

New Facebook feature designed to help during disasters

By Caroline Leal
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Technology | Facebook isn’t just interested in where you are and what you’re doing. It also wants to know whether you’re safe. The social media giant’s latest…

Midday Roundup: What’s happened to North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un?

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Missing man? North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un hasn’t been seen in public for more than a month, and analysts are scrambling to figure out…

 
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