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Midday Roundup: Drone strike kills top ISIS commander

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Losing ground. A U.S. drone strike in Mosul, Iraq, has killed a top Islamic State (ISIS) commander suspected of playing a major role in the 2012 attack on the…

Midday Roundup: Cuba lets Baptist church stay open

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Commuted sentence. Cuban authorities have withdrawn plans to seize control of a large church in eastern Cuba after receiving extensive negative publicity.

Midday Roundup: U.S. highway funding critically low

By Katlyn Babyak, Evan Wilt & Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Nearly broke. The U.S. Highway Trust Fund, which uses federal fuel taxes to maintain interstate highways and public transportation systems, is due to run out…

Midday Roundup: U.S. births increase, ending baby recession

Midday Roundup: U.S. births increase, ending baby recession

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Baby shower. U.S. births rose in 2014 for the first time since 2007, ending a persistent decline experts called the “baby recession.” About 53,000 more…

Midday Roundup: Theater shooter worried doctor, but not enough

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Hindsight. The psychiatrist who treated James Holmes before he opened fire in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater, killing 12 and wounding 70 others, was so…

Midday Roundup: Kurdish forces win major battle against ISIS in Syria

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | ISIS rout. Kurdish forces in Syria celebrated a major victory over Islamic State (ISIS) militants, reclaiming the strategic town of Tal Abyad on the Turkish…

Midday Roundup: Youths attacked by sharks at N.C. beaches

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Horrific. A 12-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy both lost limbs in two shark attacks within about 90 minutes Sunday at a North Carolina beach. The attacks…

Midday Roundup: Saeed Abedini suffers another beating in prison

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Beaten. Iranian-American pastor Saeed Abedini was attacked and beaten by his fellow prisoners last week, lawyers with the American Center for Law and Justice…

Midday Roundup: Dogs pick up fresh scent in hunt for escapees

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Hot on the trail. Schools and a highway near a New York state prison have closed as the manhunt for two escaped killers continues. More than 450 law…

Midday Roundup: Texas officer resigns amid protests over pool party scuffle

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Stepping down. McKinney, Texas, police Cpl. David Eric Casebolt resigned yesterday after a video of him pinning a 15-year old African-American girl to the…

Midday Roundup: Hastert to make first appearance since scandal

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Public appearance. Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert will appear in public for the first time today since he was indicted in a hush-money scandal…

Midday Roundup: Obama jabs Supreme Court on healthcare case

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Separation of powers. The Supreme Court should have an easy time rejecting a challenge to Obamacare, President Barack Obama said today. The court is expected…

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