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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…

The real racism exposed by Hurricane Katrina

By Marvin Olasky
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Race Issues | Ten years ago today, the presidency of George W. Bush took a fatal hit. Yes, the bog-down in Iraq hurt, but the most devastating single photo of his…

Midday Roundup: Jimmy Carter’s cancer has spread to his brain

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | In God’s hands. Former President Jimmy Carter gave more details about his battle with cancer this morning, saying he has melanoma that has spread to his…

Midday Roundup: Plane loaded with passengers, cash crashes in Indonesia

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Downed. A plane on a regional flight crashed into a remote, mountainous area of Indonesia on Sunday, with 54 people onboard. The plane also carried about…

Damage multiplies in monsoon-soaked, cyclone-smashed Myanmar

By Anna K. Poole
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Myanmar | Monsoon floods are surging through Myanmar, also known as Burma, triggering some of the worst flash floods and landslides in the nation’s recent history.

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