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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…

Midday Roundup: Pakistani family stones daughter in front of court

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Honor killing. The family of a Pakistani woman stoned her to death in public after she defied them to marry the man she loved. Nearly 20 members of the…

Balkan countries beg for international assistance after record floods

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Europe | Record floods in the Balkans last week forced half a million people from their homes and led to at least 44 death as of yesterday, including 22 in Bosnia, 20…

Midday Roundup: Moore marks F5 tornado’s one year anniversary

By Lynde Langdon & Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Painful memories. Residents of Moore, Okla., paused today to remember the massive twister that destroyed much of the town one year ago. The EF5 tornado killed…

Midday Roundup: U.S. chastises China for cyberspying

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Hacked. The United States outed five Chinese military officials for hacking into U.S. companies in state-sponsored cyberattacks. A federal court indictment…

Destructive precision

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Disaster | The mysterious path of a tornado and the lasting scars it leaves

Midday Roundup: Thousands evacuated ahead of California wildfire

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Blazing. Nine wildfires threaten residents in California’s San Diego County as firefighters work against drought, wind, and hot weather to contain the…

 
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