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Midday Roundup: Portland high schoolers mourn dead classmate

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Another school in mourning. Police in the Portland, Ore., suburb of Troutdale still have not confirmed the identity of the gunman who killed a 14-year-old…

Globe Trot: Karachi airport reopens after brazen Taliban attack

By Mindy Belz
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International | PAKISTAN: The Karachi airport is open again after terrorists orchestrated a brazen five-hour siege—the largest-scale attack at the nation’s busiest…

Globe Trot: Did the U.S. negotiate with terrorists?

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: The release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is raising more questions than answers. Did President Barack Obama’s administration negotiate…

Midday Roundup: Snowden, super spy or super geek?

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Snowden, super spy. Edward Snowden is back in the news, making grandiose claims about his own importance. During an interview with Brian Williams for NBC…

Midday Roundup: U.S. chastises China for cyberspying

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Hacked. The United States outed five Chinese military officials for hacking into U.S. companies in state-sponsored cyberattacks. A federal court indictment…

Mid East airline passengers get special security treatment

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | Forget legroom: Middle Eastern airlines are going for bed, bath, and beyond luxury. For $21,000, Etihad Airways’ new 125-square-foot “Residence” suite…

Defense expert: Putin’s just getting started

By Jim Henry
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Q&A | The G-8-minus-one meets in The Hague this week to come up with ways to punish the “minus one”—Russia—for its aggression toward Ukraine. K.T.

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.

Signs and Wonders: Edward Snowden’s adoring SXSW fans

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | The Jesus story. The South by Southwest (SXSW) festival is best known for its music and movies, but for the event’s 11 days, seminars, panel discussions,

Midday Roundup: David Dockery heads to Trinity

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Presidential shuffle. Trinity International University announced today that David S. Dockery, current president of Union University in Jackson, Tenn., will be…

Midday Roundup: U.S. taunts American terrorist with drone strike threat

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Targeted. Obama administration officials are considering whether to authorize a lethal drone strike against an unnamed U.S. citizen accused of joining…

Next NSA director knows cyber warfare

By Michael Cochrane
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National Security | President Barack Obama nominated Navy Vice Adm. Michael Rogers, the head of the Navy’s Cyber Command and former intelligence director, as the next director…

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