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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…

Midday Roundup: Trespassing teen tops One World Trade Center

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Sneak attack. A 16-year-old boy snuck past a sleeping guard in the middle of the night and climbed a ladder to the spire of One World Trade Center at the site…

Signs and Wonders: Christians need not apply

Signs and Wonders: Christians need not apply

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Minority rule. The Ferndale School District in Michigan released an employment policy that said, in part: “Should there be two (2) or more of these…

Web Reads: The British ban on girly books (and boyish ones, too!)

Web Reads: The British ban on girly books (and boyish ones, too!)

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Gender censors. Should publishers issue gender-specific books for children? That’s a big debate in England, where at least 3,000 people have signed a…

Midday Roundup: Prayers, shots in the dark in hunt for missing plane

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Still missing. Investigators on the case of the missing Malaysian jetliner are trying to recover deleted files from the pilot’s home flight simulator. They…

Midday Roundup: First lawsuit filed in Harlem blast

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Collateral damage. A New York City woman has sued utility provider Con Edison over the explosion that leveled two apartment buildings in East Harlem last…

Signs and Wonders: Third death in SXSW catastrophe

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Another death at SXSW. A third person has died after being struck by a suspected drunk driver at the South by Southwest festival in Austin last…

Midday Roundup: What did hijackers want with Flight 370?

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Still searching. Malaysian officials now say Flight 370 was likely hijacked before it disappeared more than a week ago. Ongoing analysis of radar and…

Midday Roundup: Satellite clues deepen mystery of Malaysian plane’s disappearance

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Still a mystery. A missing Malaysian jetliner emitted signals to satellites for hours after its last contact with air traffic control, investigators said…

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