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EgyptAir crash investigation focuses on smoke, debris

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Tragedy | Investigators say smoke was detected in multiple places on a downed EgyptAir flight moments before it crashed, but the cause of the disaster remains unclear.

Globe Trot: Ceasefire brings no relief to Syria’s persecuted Christians

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: Reports from a town near the city of Hama indicate ISIS brutally killed all the Christians and Alawites living there, an unspecified number who made up…

Body part, suitcases spotted in search for missing EgyptAir flight

By Lynde Langdon & Leigh Jones
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Tragedy | UPDATE: Egyptian search crews have located debris—including a body part, two seats and suitcases—180 miles north of the city of Alexandria, in the…

Midday Roundup: House Republicans nix military draft for women

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Red ink. The House Rules Committee has effectively stripped a provision from the defense authorization bill that would have required women to register for the…

Midday Roundup: Accused Planned Parenthood shooter unfit for trial

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Decree of incompetence. The man accused of attacking a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs, Colo., is too mentally unstable to stand trial, a…

Deluge of support

By Deena C. Bouknight
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Religion | Christians loving their neighbor helped a business recover from a devastating flood

Marking Chernobyl

Marking Chernobyl

By The Editors
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News | People lay flowers at a memorial to Chernobyl workers and firefighters during a ceremony in the town of Slavutych, Ukraine, on April 26. The event…

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…

 
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