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Midday Roundup: Putin offers help, dodges blame for crash

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Of course we’ll help. Russian President Vladimir Putin said during a Security Council meeting today he would try to use his influence with pro-Russian…

Midday Roundup: Smoker’s widow gets billions in damages

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Sending a message. A Pensacola, Fla., jury awarded $23.6 billion late Friday to the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer. The verdict against…

Chasing a spider with a blowtorch is not a good idea

By Allie Hulcher
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Newsworthy | A roundup of wacky news

Midday Roundup: Migrants blame U.S. policy for border surge

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Immigration misinformation. Unchecked violence in Central America is not the chief cause of the surge of unaccompanied minors crossing the border, according…

Web Reads: What do famous people and dogs do all day?

Web Reads: What do famous people and dogs do all day?

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | The daily grind. This interactive infographic shows the daily routines of famous writers and artists. The color-coded layout shows at a glance who was working…

Midday Roundup: Judge declares California’s death penalty unconstitutional

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Overruled. A federal judge in California ruled Wednesday that the state’s death penalty is unconstitutional. The system’s numerous delays and lengthy…

The police academy doesn’t prepare you for this

By Allie Hulcher
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Newsworthy | A roundup of wacky news

Midday Roundup: Court again gives thumbs up to affirmative action

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Affirmative approval. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled again yesterday that the University of Texas may legally use race as part of its admissions…

Midday Roundup: Double lightning deaths scare tourists in the Rockies

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Deadly storms. Visitors to Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado are hiking with caution after lighting strikes killed two people on Friday and Saturday. A…

Healthy baby born 23 weeks after mother’s death

By Courtney Crandell
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Health | A baby born last week in Alaska is disproving claims that a mother declared brain dead early in her pregnancy cannot carry a child to full term. Faith was…

Pennsylvania issues draft notices, a century late

By Allie Hulcher
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Newsworthy | A roundup of wacky news

Midday Roundup: Raising the Costa Concordia

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Afloat. In the largest (read most expensive) maritime salvage project in history, crews are raising the Costa Concordia from its resting place just off the…

 
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