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Midday Roundup: What’s happened to North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un?

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Missing man? North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un hasn’t been seen in public for more than a month, and analysts are scrambling to figure out…

Midday Roundup: Do you know this ISIS jihadi?

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Wanted man. The FBI is asking for the public’s help in identifying an American man who appears in an ISIS recruiting video shooting purported Syrian army…

Locals suffer long-term effects of Fukushima meltdown

By Julie Borg
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Disaster | Three and a half years after a massive tsunami triggered the meltdown of three nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in Japan, researchers are…

Midday Roundup: Britain raises threat level amid fears terrorism will spread from Syria

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Heightened security. Conflict escalation in Iraq and Syria led Britain to raise its terror threat level from substantial to severe Friday. The new threat…

Report on Quebec train disaster downplays main cause

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | A year after a runaway oil train exploded near the Maine border with Quebec, the investigation report released this week cited 18 contributing factors. But…

Midday Roundup: Ferguson residents rejoice over a calmer night

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Moving forward. A St. Louis grand jury will start hearing evidence this morning in the shooting that killed African-American teenager Michael Brown on Aug. 9.

Midday Roundup: Toxic algae makes for a thirsty weekend in Toledo

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Not a drop to drink. Toledo, Ohio,  residents spent the weekend waterless because of fears of contamination from an algae bloom in Lake Erie. City…

Midday Roundup: Witnesses dispute claims Arizona inmate suffered during execution

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Unusual, yes, but cruel? Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has ordered a review of Wednesday’s execution of convicted murderer Joseph Rudolph Wood. The execution…

Soul-searching in South Korea

By Sophia Lee
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South Korea | As the nation debates its collective responsibility for the Sewol disaster, Christians preach the message of grace

Midday Roundup: Raising the Costa Concordia

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Afloat. In the largest (read most expensive) maritime salvage project in history, crews are raising the Costa Concordia from its resting place just off the…

A faith ‘tested in the fire’

By John S. Dickerson
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Disaster | An Arizona community continues to adjust to a new reality a year after 19 firefighters lost their lives

Midday Roundup: Joel Osteen takes over the airwaves

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | All Osteen, all the time. Joel Osteen, pastor of the giant Lakewood Church in Houston, is getting his own channel on SiriusXM satellite radio. The station…

 
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