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Powerful typhoon hits Taiwan

By Angela Lu
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Weather | TAIPEI, Taiwan—Typhoon Soudelor released its fury on the island of Taiwan early Saturday, churning ocean waves, knocking down trees and storefront signs,

Midday Roundup: IRS mismanagement blamed in targeting scandal

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Red tape. In a report issued lated yesterday, a Senate committee said poor management by the IRS allowed agents to mistreat conservative groups that applied…

Midday Roundup: FBI joins probe into Clinton’s private email server

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Security concerns. The FBI is investigating the private email setup that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used during her time at the State…

Midday Roundup: ‘Draft Biden’ gets serious about VP running for president

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Next level. A top adviser to late Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden has joined a group that wants Vice President Joe Biden to run for president. Josh…

Midday Roundup: Boeing 777 wing fragment found on remote island

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Mystery solved? A beach-cleaning crew on a remote island in the Indian Ocean found part of an aircraft wing that experts say could belong to the missing…

Midday Roundup: Labs receive unexpected anthrax deliveries

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Biological blunder. A U.S. military lab accidentally shipped containers of live anthrax around the world via FedEx. The samples were sent according to…

Highschooler who died in Texas flood known for Christian faith

By Jeff Koch
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Disaster | Alyssa Ramirez, 18, was driving home from her high school prom when her vehicle was caught in overwhelming and unprecedented flood in Devine, Texas. She…

Midday Roundup: Texas-sized deluge spreads Lone Star State misery

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Too much. Heavy rain and flooding continue to plague Texas today as Houston residents scrambled for higher ground amid some of the worst street flooding in…

Political fight over Amtrak funding heats up after crash

By Maria Baer
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Politics | Amtrak is scheduled on Monday to resume limited service between New York City and Philadelphia, the site of the Tuesday night derailment that killed eight…

Reaching up

Reaching up

By Jamie Dean
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Disaster | As Nepal turns to rebuilding after a massive earthquake, some of the deepest needs remain perched on earth’s highest elevations

Midday Roundup: Amtrak engineer doesn’t remember crash

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Drawing a blank. The engineer of a derailed Amtrak train suffered a concussion and can’t remember what happened when the train crashed Tuesday night near…

Midday Roundup: Another quake shakes Nepal

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Still shaking. Another earthquake rattled Nepal this morning. According to officials, the death toll stands at 42 and counting. At least three people in India…

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