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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…

Midday Roundup: Attorney says OSU driver was mentally ill, not drunk

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Insanity defense? The driver who crashed into a crowd of spectators Saturday at Oklahoma State University’s homecoming parade is due in court today on…

Campus safety drills get updated for modern emergencies

By Wayne Stender
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Shooting | Biola University took a proactive approach to school violence last week, days before Thursdays deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore.

Intense Everest shows high price of glory

By Bob Brown
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Movies | The new docudrama Everest opens with a startling statistic: From 1953, when Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first people to stand upon the…

Midday Roundup: U.S. anti-ISIS training program an ‘abject failure’

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Poor showing. The United States set aside $500 million to train Syrians to fight ISIS, but only four or five trainees have ended up in the fight so far, Gen.

Midday Roundup: Deadliest weather event in Utah history kills 16

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Deadly rains. Flash flooding that claimed the lives of 12 people in a rural Utah community swept through Zion National Park later in the day, killing four…

Midday Roundup: California blaze incinerates 400 homes

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Sudden inferno. A fast-moving wildfire destroyed 400 homes and killed at least one person this weekend in Northern California. Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a…

 
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