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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…

Midday Roundup: Nintendo scourged for not allowing fake gay marriages

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Avatar marriage. Nintendo is apologizing for allowing only heterosexual marriages in English editions of a life-simulator video game. The game, Tomodachi Life,

Midday Roundup: Deluge catches Floridians off-guard

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | April showers. In Florida, people clambered onto rooftops or climbed into their attics on Wednesday to escape nearly 2 feet of rain that dropped on the…

Homeschool family among tornado victims

By Daniel James Devine
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Disaster | ReformationKidz’ Rob Tittle and two of his daughters are among more than 30 who died in the storm that clobbered the South.

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