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Midday Roundup: Ebola doc dies at Nebraska hospital

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Despite every effort. Dr. Martin Salia, a Sierra Leone native who held permanent residency in the United States, died of the Ebola virus after being…

Midday Roundup: Obama tweaks the GOP with hints of immigration reform

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Immigration reform? The White House is floating a proposal for immigration reforms by executive order, although officials who “leaked” the plans say the…

Midday Roundup: Teacher describes horrific school shooting on 911 tapes

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Caught on tape. Officials have released the 911 tapes from last month’s school cafeteria shooting in Washington state. On the tapes, first-year teacher…

Web Reads: Gentrifying America’s poorest city

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Gentrification. Camden is a poor city that has been on the receiving end of the kind of attention that Detroit used to get. Here’s an interesting article…

Midday Roundup: GOP picks up another Senate seat

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Winner declared. A week after most other Senate contests were settled, Republican Dan Sullivan has declared victory in Alaska. Sullivan’s battle with…

Midday Roundup: A sea of red to remember WWI in London

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Not forgotten. Today is Veterans Day in the United States and Armistice Day in Europe. While the U.S. celebration has come to honor service members from all…

Midday Roundup: Laundry pods a significant risk for small children

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Health hazard. Thousands of children per year are harmed by biting into laundry pods, the colorful, single-use plastic bubbles filled with concentrated…

Midday Roundup: Obama’s top pick for attorney general named

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | On deck. President Barack Obama has selected federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch to serve as the next attorney general but won’t make the…

Midday Roundup: Elderly Florida man fined again for feeding homeless

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Do-good fine. Police in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., again cited a 90-year-old man for feeding the homeless in a public park, in violation of a city ordinance.

Web Reads: Shoes that make a pointe

Web Reads: Shoes that make a pointe

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Shoe shopping. In a series of short videos, the Royal Ballet shows how important and individual are a dancer’s pointe shoes. One video shows how cobblers…

Midday Roundup: Recreational pot on a high after election night wins

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Puff away. Two more states and the District of Columbia voted to legalize recreational marijuana on Tuesday. Voters in Alaska and Oregon approved ballot…

Midday Roundup: Britain asks Twitter, Facebook to help terror fight

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Open up. The head of a British intelligence agency wants more access to Facebook and Twitter, saying the social networks are a vital part of Islamic…

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