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Web Reads: Why do we give our cast-offs to the poor?

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Selfish giving. In the relief and development world, the acronym SWEDOW (Stuff We Don’t Want) has come to stand for the practice of giving our cast-off…

Midday Roundup: Brittany Maynard chooses life, for now

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Heartbreaking choice. In a video sponsored by the pro-assisted suicide group Compassion & Choices, cancer patient Brittany Maynard announced she is…

Midday Roundup: Millennial love for Democrats was so last election

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Youth vote. A new poll finds support for Democrats among millennial voters may be slipping. According to the Institute of Politics at Harvard University,

Midday Roundup: Nurses head home from Ebola treatment, quarantine

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Treated and quarantined. The second Dallas nurse diagnosed with the Ebola virus after treating a patient who died of the deadly disease will be released from…

Midday Roundup: Methodists reinstate pastor after gay marriage dispute

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Refrocked. The Judicial Council of the United Methodist Church (UMC) has voted to reinstate Pastor Frank Schaefer, who was defrocked last December after…

Midday roundup: Was hatchet attack on NYPD terrorism?

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Questionable motives. A Queens resident attacked four rookie New York Police Department officers with a hatchet Thursday, wounding two of them before he was…

Web Reads: Missing the mark on Ebola

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | So predictable. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention head Tom Frieden has not inspired confidence that he knows how to fight an infectious disease like…

Midday Roundup: U.S. delivers justice for Iraqis slain by Blackwater guards

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Long time coming. A federal jury in Washington on Wednesday convicted four former Blackwater security guards of slaughtering innocent Iraqis in 2007. The…

Midday Roundup: Autopsy suggests scuffle preceded Ferguson shooting

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Autopsy analysis. An article in today’s St. Louis Post–Dispatch claims Michael Brown, the unarmed teen shot in Ferguson, Mo., in August, may have gone for…

Midday Roundup: U.S. Ebola rules emerging as Dallas quarantine ends

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Relief in Dallas. The Department of Homeland Security announced this morning that travelers from Ebola-impacted countries in West Africa must arrive at…

Midday Roundup: Pakistan upholds death penalty for Christian mom

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Wrongful death sentence. An appeals court in Pakistan last week upheld the death sentence for a Christian mother accused of insulting the prophet Muhammad.

Midday Roundup: Pot candy puts the ‘trick’ in ‘trick-or-treat’

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | A bad boo. With Halloween just around the corner, Denver police are warning parents to beware of candy infused with marijuana. Reuters reports that many…

 
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