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Midday Roundup: One chemical weapons attack too many

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Red line. After running through a gauntlet of sniper fire that took out a truck but didn’t cause any human casualties, a United Nations inspection team…

Midday Roundup: Texas ready to rumble with Feds over voting laws

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Bring it on. The U.S. Justice Department is suing the state of Texas over its law requiring voters to provide photo identification at the polls. The suit,

Midday Roundup: White House ‘understands’ but can’t support homeschooling family

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Understanding but no support. President Barack Obama, speaking Monday through White House officials, said he understood why so many parents value the freedom…

Midday Roundup: Who thinks Chris Christie is hot?

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | For whatever it’s worth. A poll released today that rates politicians by their popularity “temperature” (not their looks, as I first thought when I read…

Midday Roundup: They're screening us, but who's screening them?

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Screening the TSA. According to the Government Accountability Office, misconduct among Transportation Security Agency (TSA) workers rose 26 percent in the…

Bus crash kills four returning from church camp

By Samantha Gilman
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Disaster | A bus carrying a group of Indianapolis teenagers home from church camp crashed about a mile from its destination Saturday, killing four and injuring dozens…

Midday Roundup: Is the pope softening his stance on homosexuality?

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Confusing comment. Pope Francis made headlines at the end of his trip to Brazil over the weekend, telling reporters at a press conference he would not judge…

Midday Roundup: Senate ponders Snowden sanctions over clean clothes, asylum

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Extradition squeeze. As NSA leaker Edward Snowden extends his stay in a Moscow airport for another day, U.S. lawmakers are pushing for sanctions against…

Globe Trot: TSA gets Ramadan sensitivity warning

By Mindy Belz
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International | For the Muslim month of Ramadan that began this week, TSA, the transportation security agency that began in the wake of 9/11 attacks, says it’s “trying to…

California school holds memorial for airline crash victims

By Angela Lu
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Religion | SAN FERNANDO VALLEY, Calif.—Nearly 300 people packed the sanctuary of West Valley Christian Church and School last night to honor two girls no one in the…

Two girls killed in Asiana crash were bound for camp at Christian school

By Angela Lu
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Religion | Ye Mengyuan and Wang Linjia, the two Chinese girls ages 17 and 16 killed in Saturday’s plane crash in San Francisco, had planned to spend a few weeks of…

Forestry mismanagement feeds fire danger

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Environment | In the midst of a particularly deadly fire season—a blaze in Yarnell, Ariz., killed 19 firefighters last month and more than two dozen wildland fires are…

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