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Midday Roundup: Two Americans among dead in Germanwings crash

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Crash investigation. Two Americans were among the 150 people killed aboard the Germanwings flight that crashed yesterday in the French Alps. The passenger…

Midday Roundup: Utah approves firing squad as backup execution plan

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Death squad. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert approved a law yesterday that allows executions by firing squad if lethal injection drugs are not available. The change…

Midday Roundup: Cruz announces presidential bid at Liberty University

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | It’s official. The 2016 presidential race got its first official candidate this morning when Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, announced his intention to run. Though…

Midday Roundup: Dual suicide attacks in Yemen kill 120

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Escalating violence. Suicide bombers in Yemen attacked two mosques in the capital city of Sanaa this morning, killing at least 120 people and injuring more…

Midday Roundup: ISIS claims responsibility for Tunisia museum attack

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | No mercy. Islamic State militants have claimed responsibility for the attack on a Tunisian museum Wednesday. The death toll has risen to 23, and the…

Midday Roundup: Terrorists kill 17 foreigners in attack on Tunisian museum

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Tunisian terror. Militants in Tunisia stormed a museum in the North African nation’s capital today, killing 19 people. Seventeen of the victims were foreign…

Midday Roundup: At loggerheads over abortion and an attorney general

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Stalemate? Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is taking heat for holding up a vote on appointing Loretta Lynch as U.S. attorney general until…

Midday Roundup: Police arrest man for shooting Ferguson officers

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Arrested. Authorities in St. Louis have arrested a suspect in connection with last week’s shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Mo. St. Louis County…

Midday Roundup: ISIS, Boko Haram form terror pact

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Unity in terror. ISIS leaders have purportedly accepted a pledge of allegiance from Boko Haram, the militant Islamist group operating in northern Nigeria. In…

Midday Roundup: Off-duty agents crash into White House barricades

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Disorderly conduct. Two Secret Service agents are accused of driving into a security barrier at the White House after a night of partying. The incident…

Midday Roundup: Iraqi army has ISIS on the run

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Trouncing terrorists. Iraqi security forces, with help from Iranian-backed militias, are close to ousting Islamic State militants from Tikrit. The army…

Midday Roundup: Dear Tehran, here’s how U.S. government works

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Civics lesson. Republican lawmakers created a stir yesterday when they released an open letter to Iran’s leaders, giving them a lesson in U.S. government.

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