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Midday Roundup: Record-breaking snow buries New England

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Piling on. New England is digging out from yet another round of snow. Today’s deluge broke a 37-year-old record. In the last 30 days, 60.8 inches of snow…

Midday Roundup: Grammys tone it down a tiny bit

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Ode to self. Critics are saying the Grammy Awards on Sunday night were uncharacteristically staid—but mellow for the Grammys is still pretty wild. After…

Midday Roundup: Defying critics, pope blesses spanking

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Papal blessing.The Vatican is defending Pope Francis’ remarks supporting the use of corporal punishment for children in a way that maintains their dignity.

Fugitive treasure hunter finally caught, search for gold continues

By Rob Holmes
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Newsworthy | Mystery abounds in the case of the gold-hunter finally arrested last week after two years in hiding: Why did Tommy Thompson disappear? What happened to the…

Midday Roundup: Social Security numbers stolen from insurance giant

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Unencrypted. Health insurance giant Anthem announced Wednesday it had suffered a cybersecurity breach that compromised potentially tens of millions of…

Midday Roundup: Jordanian king channels Clint Eastwood in ISIS fight

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Unforgiven. Shortly after vowing an “earth-shaking” response to the murder of a captured air force pilot, Jordanian officials executed two terrorists…

Midday Roundup: British lawmakers OK three-parent babies

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Risky experiment. Lawmakers in Britain’s House of Commons voted today to allow doctors to create three-parent embryos. The technique, which takes DNA from…

Midday Roundup: Groundhogs don’t know squat about the weather

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | World’s worst weatherman? Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog of the day, saw his shadow this morning in Pennsylvania, predicting, as the tradition goes,

Midday Roundup: Senate serves up Keystone bill for veto test

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Ready to rumble. The Senate approved a bill with bipartisan support Thursday that would complete construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Hours earlier,

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…

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