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Midday Roundup: American Bible Society announces move to Philly

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Relocation. American Bible Society (ABS) announced Wednesday it is relocating its headquarters to the heart of Philadelphia from the historic “Bible…

Midday Roundup: Jordan agrees to exchange terrorist for captive pilot

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Terrorist trade. Jordanian officials said today they are willing to trade a jailed Iraqi terrorist for a pilot held hostage by ISIS. The terror group that has…

Midday Roundup: Bergdahl faces desertion charges

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Desertion. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl likely will be charged later this week with desertion, an Army official told NBC News. The official, who was not named, said the…

Midday Roundup: California issues Boy Scout ban for judges

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Forced resignation. A California ethics committee has barred state judges from volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America, saying the group practices…

Midday Roundup: Going to Disneyland? Make sure you’ve had your shots

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Sick days. Health officials in California this week warned people who have not been vaccinated for measles to stay away from Disneyland in Anaheim, the…

Midday Roundup: Nagmeh Abedini ‘hopeful’ after meeting with Obama

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Renewed hope. President Barack Obama assured Nagmeh Abedini in person Wednesday that returning her imprisoned husband to the United States from Iran was a top…

Midday Roundup: Obama finally agrees to meet Pastor Saeed’s family

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | In person. After trying for two years to get an audience with President Barack Obama, Nagmeh Abedini and her two children will meet with him today in their…

Midday Roundup: ISIS demands $200 million to spare Japanese captives

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Deadly demands. ISIS militants are demanding a $200 million ransom to spare the lives of two Japanese hostages the group plans to kill in 72 hours. Kenji Goto…

Midday Roundup: NSA infiltrates North Korean computer system

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | In the know. The U.S. government could identify North Korea as the perpetrator of the hack attack against Sony because the National Security Agency has been…

Midday Roundup: CDC confirms this year’s flu shot failed

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Minimal protection. This year’s flu shot is only 23 percent effective at preventing the virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

Midday Roundup: FBI thwarts alleged attack inspired by ISIS

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Motive and means? A 20-year-old Ohio man plotted a lone-wolf terror attack on the U.S. Capitol and purchased the guns to carry it out, authorities claim. FBI…

Midday Roundup: Al-Qaeda claims it ordered Paris attacks

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Responsible? The leader of Yemen’s al-Qaeda branch claimed responsibility for last week’s attack on the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo , reinforcing…

 
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