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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…

First to buy pot, first to get fired

By Allie Hulcher
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Newsworthy | A roundup of this week’s wackier news

Midday Roundup: Violent offender charged in grisly family murder

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | In custody. The man accused of murdering six family members execution-style in a Houston suburb on Wednesday wanted to find his ex-wife, the sister of one of…

Midday Roundup: ISIS gets its hands on nuclear material

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Loose nukes. The ISIS terror group in Iraq has seized about 88 pounds of uranium kept at Mosul University, Reuters reports. The uranium is not weapons-grade,

Web Reads: Finding meaning, purpose, and joy in work

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | The joy of work. Chris Horst has a brother with special needs who works at Costco. In this blog post he describes the difference that job has made to his…

Midday Roundup: Former NOLA mayor gets 10-year corruption sentence

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Sentenced. Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin will spend the next 10 years in prison for taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes from businesses…

Midday Roundup: Obama requests cash to deal with border crisis

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | More money, please. President Barack Obama has asked Congress for $3.7 billion to contain the influx of illegal immigrants who have overwhelmed the nation’s…

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