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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…

Midday Roundup: TSA screening crackdown targets cellphone bomb threat

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Electronic surveillance. Some U.S.-bound airplane passengers will have to turn their cellphones on and off again to meet added security requirements. The…

Midday Roundup: East Coast braces for Hurricane Arthur

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Arthur’s coming. Hurricane Arthur is expected to hit the Carolinas late today or early Friday as a Category 2 storm. Many cities along the Atlantic coast…

Web Reads: How is lightning like a radical feminist?

Web Reads: How is lightning like a radical feminist?

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Reverse discrimination? Men are more likely than women to die from lightning strikes. This year, seven people have died from lightning—all of them men.

Midday Roundup: Protesters force buses of detainees to turn back

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Turn that bus around. Protesters in Murrieta, Calif., blocked three buses of illegal immigrants headed to an area processing center, forcing the drivers to…

Midday Roundup: Israel plots revenge for murdered teens

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | In mourning. Thousands of Israelis took to the streets today to mourn three teenage seminary students kidnapped last month in the West Bank. Their bodies were…

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