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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…

Midday Roundup: ISIS declares Islamic state in Iraq

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Consolidating power. The Sunni Muslim group ISIS declared an Islamic state in territories it has seized in Iraq and Syria. The group calls the new state a…

Midday Roundup: Bobby Jindal signs law protecting babies of brain dead mothers

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Defender of life. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal signed a bill Thursday that will protect unborn babies whose mothers are declared brain dead. The bill,

Midday Roundup: Gay marriage finds another GOP ally

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Going public. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, publicly announced her support for same-sex marriage Wednesday, shortly after receiving an endorsement from a major…

Web Reads: From greed to gay rights

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Sinful and foolish. The Bible says “the heart is deceitful above all else.” Much of the wisdom compiled by Morgan House in his 3,000th column for The…

Midday Roundup: Cutting that cable cord just got a little harder

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Streaming wars. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today against a company that makes it easier for internet users to watch broadcast content on their computers or…

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