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Midday Roundup: Federal judge fires back in Alabama marriage dispute

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Dueling rulings. More Alabama probate judges are issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples today after a federal judge again weighed in on the issue.

Midday Roundup: Russia, Ukraine strike ceasefire deal

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Peace plan. Russia and Ukraine have agreed to a ceasefire at Ukraine’s eastern border as part of a peace deal in the war-torn region. Pro-Russian…

Midday Roundup: Trial of Chris Kyle’s accused killer starts today

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Sniper trial. The man charged with the murder of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, whose story is told in the blockbuster movie American Sniper , goes on trial today…

Midday Roundup: Record-breaking snow buries New England

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Piling on. New England is digging out from yet another round of snow. Today’s deluge broke a 37-year-old record. In the last 30 days, 60.8 inches of snow…

Midday Roundup: Grammys tone it down a tiny bit

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Ode to self. Critics are saying the Grammy Awards on Sunday night were uncharacteristically staid—but mellow for the Grammys is still pretty wild. After…

Midday Roundup: Defying critics, pope blesses spanking

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Papal blessing.The Vatican is defending Pope Francis’ remarks supporting the use of corporal punishment for children in a way that maintains their dignity.

Fugitive treasure hunter finally caught, search for gold continues

By Rob Holmes
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Newsworthy | Mystery abounds in the case of the gold-hunter finally arrested last week after two years in hiding: Why did Tommy Thompson disappear? What happened to the…

Midday Roundup: Social Security numbers stolen from insurance giant

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Unencrypted. Health insurance giant Anthem announced Wednesday it had suffered a cybersecurity breach that compromised potentially tens of millions of…

Midday Roundup: Jordanian king channels Clint Eastwood in ISIS fight

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Unforgiven. Shortly after vowing an “earth-shaking” response to the murder of a captured air force pilot, Jordanian officials executed two terrorists…

Midday Roundup: British lawmakers OK three-parent babies

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Risky experiment. Lawmakers in Britain’s House of Commons voted today to allow doctors to create three-parent embryos. The technique, which takes DNA from…

Midday Roundup: Groundhogs don’t know squat about the weather

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | World’s worst weatherman? Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog of the day, saw his shadow this morning in Pennsylvania, predicting, as the tradition goes,

Midday Roundup: Senate serves up Keystone bill for veto test

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Ready to rumble. The Senate approved a bill with bipartisan support Thursday that would complete construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Hours earlier,

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