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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…

Midday Roundup: Pundits predict a GOP Senate win

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Down to the wire. With Election Day now just hours away, the odds favor a GOP Senate takeover. But it won’t be a slam dunk, says political analyst Nate…

Midday Roundup: Pennsylvania shooter finally caught

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Hunted down. After seven weeks on the lam, accused cop-killer Eric Frein appeared in court this morning on capital murder charges. U.S. marshals in…

Web Reads: Why do we give our cast-offs to the poor?

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Selfish giving. In the relief and development world, the acronym SWEDOW (Stuff We Don’t Want) has come to stand for the practice of giving our cast-off…

Midday Roundup: Brittany Maynard chooses life, for now

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Heartbreaking choice. In a video sponsored by the pro-assisted suicide group Compassion & Choices, cancer patient Brittany Maynard announced she is…

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