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Midday Roundup: ISIS takes new territory despite U.S. airstrikes

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | ISIS gains. Kurdish forces suffered major losses yesterday in a battle with ISIS over a Syrian town near the Turkish border. If ISIS captures Kobani, the…

Midday Roundup: Pope calls meeting to tackle family matters

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Catholic family values. More than 200 senior Roman Catholic bishops gather today for the Synod on the Family at the Vatican. The group will try to find ways…

Jahi McMath’s family seeks reversal of brain-death ruling

By Caroline Leal
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Newsworthy | The family of a 13-year-old California girl—who was declared brain-dead 10 months ago following complications from sleep apnea surgery—is seeking an…

Midday Roundup: Community, school board still at odds in Colorado

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | History lesson. The Jefferson County School Board in Golden, Colo., made some concessions last night to students, teachers, and parents who have protested in…

Midday Roundup: Lesbians sue after daughter born black

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Unwanted. A white Lesbian couple filed a wrongful birth lawsuit this week against a sperm bank that mixed up their vial with that of an African-American man.

Web Reads: The heartbreak of Ebola in Sierra Leone

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Ebola heartbreak. A Norwegian psychologist working with Médecins sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders) in Sierra Leone, writes this moving story about…

Midday Roundup: Secret Service drops the ball again

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Close quarters. In more bad news for the Secret Service, agents protecting President Barack Obama on a recent visit to the Centers for Disease Control and…

Midday Roundup: Secret Service admits bungling White House intrusion

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Not-so-secret grilling. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson faced some tough questions from Congress this morning after the media discovered the intruder…

Midday Roundup: Flights still sluggish after sabotage in Chicago

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Air traffic jam. Flights in and out of Chicago are still being cancelled or delayed after a worker set fire to an air-traffic control center there on Friday.

Midday Roundup: Presidential candidates woo values voters

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | On message. The annual Values Voter Summit opens today in Washington with potential Republican presidential candidates attempting to woo evangelical…

Midday Roundup: Ferguson police chief apologizes publicly

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Showing remorse. The chief of police in Ferguson, Mo., apologized today to the family of slain teenager Michael Brown and to protesters who demonstrated…

Midday Roundup: Obama woos allies at the UN

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Diplomacy and coffee. President Barack Obama addressed the United Nations General Assembly this morning, urging other nations to follow America’s lead in…

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