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Midday Roundup: Six more detainees released from Guantanamo

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Free men. The U.S. government has released six more prisoners from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, sending them to resettle in Uruguay. The men—four Syrians,

Midday Roundup: A sea of red to remember WWI in London

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Not forgotten. Today is Veterans Day in the United States and Armistice Day in Europe. While the U.S. celebration has come to honor service members from all…

Midday Roundup: Brittany Maynard chooses life, for now

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Heartbreaking choice. In a video sponsored by the pro-assisted suicide group Compassion & Choices, cancer patient Brittany Maynard announced she is…

Midday Roundup: Millennial love for Democrats was so last election

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Youth vote. A new poll finds support for Democrats among millennial voters may be slipping. According to the Institute of Politics at Harvard University,

New Facebook feature designed to help during disasters

By Caroline Leal
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Technology | Facebook isn’t just interested in where you are and what you’re doing. It also wants to know whether you’re safe. The social media giant’s latest…

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…

 
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