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Midday Roundup: Man swept out to sea during baptism

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | A church’s grief. A 43-year-old man died after a wave swept him out to sea during a beach baptism Sunday in California. Pastor Maurigro Cervantes of Jesus…

Midday Roundup: Federal court sides with Texas in pro-life legal fight

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Pro-life win. A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a pair of pro-life laws in Texas, ruling the laws have medical value and do not unfairly limit access…

Web Reads: Mourning with China’s orphaned parents

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | When an only child dies. What does China’s one-child policy have to do with the disappearance of Flight 370? For many Chinese parents it means the death of…

Midday Roundup: Guilty verdict for bin Laden’s son-in-law

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Guilty. A New York jury this morning convicted Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law of terrorism-related charges that could land him in jail for life. Suleiman Abu…

Midday Roundup: More than 100 missing after Washington landslide

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Swept away. Officials say about 108 people are missing after a 1-square-mile landslide in Washington state on Saturday. A wall of mud and debris crashed down…

Midday Roundup: What did hijackers want with Flight 370?

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Still searching. Malaysian officials now say Flight 370 was likely hijacked before it disappeared more than a week ago. Ongoing analysis of radar and…

Midday Roundup: Satellite clues deepen mystery of Malaysian plane’s disappearance

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Still a mystery. A missing Malaysian jetliner emitted signals to satellites for hours after its last contact with air traffic control, investigators said…

Prayers for comfort and healing in Harlem

By Emily Belz
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Disaster | Pastors gather for prayer and faith-based groups offer help to families after explosion levels church, killing parishioners

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,

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