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Midday Roundup: Man swept out to sea during baptism

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | A church’s grief. A 43-year-old man died after a wave swept him out to sea during a beach baptism Sunday in California. Pastor Maurigro Cervantes of Jesus…

Midday Roundup: Federal court sides with Texas in pro-life legal fight

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Pro-life win. A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a pair of pro-life laws in Texas, ruling the laws have medical value and do not unfairly limit access…

Midday Roundup: Obama gets papal lesson on religious liberty

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Life and liberty. Pope Francis pointed to issues of “particular relevance for the church” in the United States when he met with President Barack Obama…

Signs and Wonders: Two of the Democrats’ rising stars flame out

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Power corrupts. Yesterday was not a good day for Democrats. Two of the party’s rising stars on opposite sides of the country now face corruption charges. In…

Web Reads: Mourning with China’s orphaned parents

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | When an only child dies. What does China’s one-child policy have to do with the disappearance of Flight 370? For many Chinese parents it means the death of…

‘Burger King Baby’ finds—and forgives—birth mom who abandoned her

By Sarah Padbury
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Newsworthy | Scared and alone, pregnant after being raped, Katheryn Deprill’s birth mother left her infant daughter in a Pennsylvania Burger King 27 years ago. Deprill…

Midday Roundup: Guilty verdict for bin Laden’s son-in-law

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Guilty. A New York jury this morning convicted Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law of terrorism-related charges that could land him in jail for life. Suleiman Abu…

Bill Gates: No scientific explanation for how the world came about

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Newsworthy | In a long, in-depth interview with Rolling Stone published last week, Microsoft founder Bill Gates said that while he agrees God could be a figment of…

Midday Roundup: Thick, sticky oil clogs one of the nation’s busiest ports

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Oil spill. Cleanup efforts are continuing in Texas after a barge collision on Saturday spilled 170,000 gallons of oil into Galveston Bay. The U.S. Coast Guard…

Signs and Wonders: GOP gains ground in bid to retake the Senate

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | GOP opportunity. Political prognosticator Nate Silver correctly predicted President Barack Obama’s victory in 2008 and 2012, as well as all 35 Senate races…

Midday Roundup: More than 100 missing after Washington landslide

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Swept away. Officials say about 108 people are missing after a 1-square-mile landslide in Washington state on Saturday. A wall of mud and debris crashed down…

Midday Roundup: Christian professor wins case against college

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Speaking out. A jury on Thursday found in favor of a professor who says the University of North Carolina at Wilmington retaliated against him for opinions he…

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