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Midday Roundup: Two Americans among dead in Germanwings crash

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Crash investigation. Two Americans were among the 150 people killed aboard the Germanwings flight that crashed yesterday in the French Alps. The passenger…

High school group among victims of German plane crash

By Leigh Jones & Lynde Langdon
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Disaster | UPDATE: A German official has confirmed a group of high school students traveling home from a week-long exchange trip in Spain was aboard the Germanwings…

Globe Trot: Mental illness spreads in Syria after trauma of long war

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: It’s no surprise Syrians are suffering an epidemic of mental illness following four years of civil war and terrorism. In Iraq, too, I met desperate…

Midday Roundup: At loggerheads over abortion and an attorney general

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Stalemate? Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is taking heat for holding up a vote on appointing Loretta Lynch as U.S. attorney general until…

Midday Roundup: Police arrest man for shooting Ferguson officers

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Arrested. Authorities in St. Louis have arrested a suspect in connection with last week’s shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Mo. St. Louis County…

Massive cyclone hits Vanuatu

By Mickey McLean
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Disaster | Cyclone Pam, with winds up to 168 miles per hour, struck the tiny South Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu early Saturday, leaving a trail of destruction and…

Midday Roundup: Obama recounts racial strife on Selma anniversary

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Progress made, progress needed. President Barack Obama and a group of political leaders gathered in Selma, Ala., Saturday to remember a transformative event…

Midday Roundup: Jordanian king channels Clint Eastwood in ISIS fight

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Unforgiven. Shortly after vowing an “earth-shaking” response to the murder of a captured air force pilot, Jordanian officials executed two terrorists…

Taiwanese plane wreckage pulled from river

By Angela Lu
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Disaster | A TransAsia prop-jet plane clipped a freeway overpass and plunged into a river shortly after takeoff

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.

 
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