Disaster

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Church among two buildings destroyed in Harlem explosion

By Emily Belz
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Disaster | NEW YORK—An explosion reduced two buildings in East Harlem to rubble on Wednesday morning, one of them owned by Spanish Pentecostal Church. The New York…

Midday Roundup: Who isn’t the CIA spying on?

By Leigh Jones & Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Illegal snooping? In a speech earlier today, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., accused the CIA of spying on the Senate and violating the Constitution.

Midday Roundup: Malaysian jetliner vanishes without a trace

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Without a trace. The search continues today for a Malaysia Airlines jet that vanished Friday en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. The Boeing 777 is believed…

Midday Roundup: Bill Gates predicts end to global poverty

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | No more poverty? Bill Gates, Microsoft founder turned philanthropist, makes a bold prediction in his foundation’s annual letter, released today: By 2035,

Midday Roundup: Obama administration thumbs its nose at Utah marriage law

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Law? What law? Attorney General Eric Holder announced today the federal government will recognize about 1,000 same-sex marriages conducted in Utah before the…

Fighting for the Philippines

By Zachary Abate
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Philippines | Filipino boxer and congressman Manny Pacquiao will dedicate his Nov. 24 fight to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which killed more than 2,000 people in the…

‘A massive, massive undertaking’

By Andrew Branch
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Disaster | Relief efforts begin after Typhoon Haiyan brings devastation to the Philippines

Typhoon survivor: ‘You can only pray’

By Andrew Branch
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Disaster | When Typhoon Haiyan hit land in the Philippines, it made the day almost as dark as night, according to Southern Leyte Gov. Roger Mercado. The storm ripped…

‘Who cuts a path for the storm?’

By Emily Belz
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Superstorm Sandy | A hard-hit neighborhood in the Rockaways hosts a public reading of Job, and wrestles with the book’s message

Picking up the pieces

By Emily Belz
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Superstorm Sandy | One year after Sandy pummeled New York and New Jersey, recovery is mixed but progressing

Globe Trot: Smog smothers Chinese province

By Mindy Belz
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International | CHINA: Continued heavy smog has forced officials to close all expressways in China’s northeastern Heilongjiang province, along with schools and a major…

South Dakota staggers under early blizzard

By Jill Nelson
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Weather | Record-breaking storm buries cattle and horses under several feet of snow

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