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Midday Roundup: Obama rejects Keystone XL pipeline application

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Keystone K-Oed. President Barack Obama is expected to announce today he is denying a Canadian company’s request to build the Keystone XL pipeline from…

Globe Trot: U.K., Ireland suspend flights to Sinai over terror fears

By Mindy Belz
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International | SINAI: As the experts probe, the Brits are suspending all flights to Sharm al-Sheikh, saying the Russian plane that crashed on takeoff there “may well have…

Globe Trot: Iran ratifies nuclear agreement, boasts of missile base

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAN: Iran’s parliamentary panel has ratified the international nuclear pact that clears the way for its own atomic energy monitors to begin dismantling…

Midday Roundup: Washington rolls out the red carpet for Pope Francis

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Popemania. Pope Francis traveled through Washington, D.C., this morning in a slow-moving motorcade past throngs of excited well-wishers on his way to meet…

Globe Trot: Mexico demands answers for tourist deaths in Egypt

By Mindy Belz
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International | EGYPT: Mexican authorities are demanding a full investigation after Egyptian troops mistakenly opened fire on Mexican tourists in Egypt’s western desert,

Midday Roundup: Kurdish forces win major battle against ISIS in Syria

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | ISIS rout. Kurdish forces in Syria celebrated a major victory over Islamic State (ISIS) militants, reclaiming the strategic town of Tal Abyad on the Turkish…

Globe Trot: Obama to send more troops to help Iraq fight ISIS

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: The Obama administration will send “up to 450” more troops to Iraq’s Anbar Province to boost training of local forces against ISIS. Inside…

Coptic teens, teacher await charges in Egypt over anti-ISIS video

By Julia A. Seymour
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Free Speech | Egyptian authorities continue to detain a Coptic Christian teacher and four teenagers in Al-Nasriyah, for “insulting Islam.” During a May 7 hearing,

Globe Trot: Aid trickles into Nepal’s remote areas

By Mindy Belz
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International | NEPAL: As the death toll climbs above 5,000 in last Saturday’s earthquake, relief workers are getting in to assess both the human crisis and the…

Globe Trot: Turkish Christians apologize for Armenian genocide

By Mindy Belz
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International | ARMENIA: Today marks the start of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, where up to 1.5 million Armenians (plus 250,000 or more Assyrian Christians)

Midday Roundup: Millions of chickens killed to stop bird flu outbreak

By Leigh Jones
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Food | Killer virus. After an outbreak of bird flu at several poultry farms in Iowa, federal authorities have ordered 5.3 million hens euthanized to prevent the…

Egyptian church honoring slain Copts attacked by Muslim extremists

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Groups of Muslims attacked a Coptic Christian community in Egypt multiple times last week to protest a new church being built to honor several Christians…

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