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Costa Rica’s silver anniversary not silvery

By Marvin Olasky
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Costa Rica | PUERTO LIMÓN, Costa Rica—Today is the 25th anniversary of the biggest recorded earthquake in the history of Costa Rica. The Limón earthquake, named…

Midday Roundup: Aid effort begins in quake-ravaged Ecuador

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Plea for help. The Spanish Red Cross estimates as many as 100,000 people may need help after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake devastated coastal Ecuador over the…

Crews in Japan search for earthquake survivors

By Leigh Jones
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Disaster | Rescue crews in Japan are scrambling to find about 100 people thought trapped in rubble from two earthquakes that rattled the southwestern island of Kyushu…

Midday Roundup: Data leak shows where Putin’s cash is stashed

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Shady finances. A trove of leaked data from a secretive law firm in Panama has revealed the financial secrets of some of the world’s most powerful people,

Midday Roundup: Midwestern train derailment injures dozens

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Off the tracks. At least 29 people were hospitalized after an Amtrak train on a long-distance trip derailed in southwest Kansas early today. The train was…

Midday Roundup: Angry weather rips through the South

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Southern storms. A deadly storm system that spawned tornadoes in Gulf Coast states Tuesday night is expected to bring severe weather to the Carolinas this…

Death toll climbs following quake in Taiwan

By Leigh Jones
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Taiwan | UPDATE: After a day of searching, Taiwanese officials report at least 100 people remain missing following a powerful earthquake that toppled buildings in the…

Midday Roundup: Arrested militia leader tells last protesters to go home

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Winding down Three more members of a militia in Oregon turned themselves in Wednesday after their already-jailed leader urged them to stand down. The group,

Contemplating Christmas after the flood

By Deena C. Bouknight
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Disaster | One South Carolina family discovers celebrating Christ’s birth is especially meaningful after surviving a disaster

Mine landslide spotlights the grim dangers of Myanmar’s jade trade

By Anna K. Poole
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Myanmar | Myanmar’s controversial jade trade faces renewed criticism after a deadly landslide roared through the mining community of Hpakant in restive Kachin state…

Midday Roundup: Officer staged suicide to look like a hero’s death

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Elaborate cover-up. The death of a police officer whose shooting set off a massive manhunt in the Chicago area was actually a carefully planned suicide,

Russian officials deny ISIS brought down passenger plane in Egypt

By Leigh Jones
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Disaster | UPDATE: Search teams have recovered the black boxes from the Russian Metrojet passenger plane that crashed Saturday over Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. They are in…

 
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