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Midday Roundup: Al-Qaeda claims it ordered Paris attacks

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Responsible? The leader of Yemen’s al-Qaeda branch claimed responsibility for last week’s attack on the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo , reinforcing…

Midday Roundup: Charlie Hebdo’s message of forgiveness

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Forgiveness. The French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo , attacked last week by Islamic terrorists, will release its next issue on schedule tomorrow. The cover,

Midday Roundup: Haiti marks quake anniversary amid political turmoil

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Still shaky. Today marks the fifth anniversary of the earthquake that devastated the southern part of Haiti, the Western Hemisphere’s poorest country. About…

Midday Roundup: Nebraska court boosts Keystone pipeline’s chances

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Power to the pipeline. The Nebraska Supreme Court issued a ruling in favor of the Keystone XL oil pipeline today, a move that could influence the…

Midday Roundup: France mourns victims, hunts terrorists

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Day of fear. Paris subway trains stood still and the city fell to silence at noon local time today to honor the victims of Wednesday’s terror attack at a…

Midday Roundup: Conservative coup attempt mars Boehner’s big day

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Opening session. Republicans took control of Congress yesterday. The transition went smoothly in the Senate, where Mitch McConnell of Kentucky took over the…

Midday Roundup: East, Midwest brace for bone-chilling cold

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Extra cold. Dangerously cold temperatures are arriving in the East and Midwest as arctic air moves in. Frigid temperatures and snow already battered some…

Midday Roundup: NYPD, mayor face off at second officer’s funeral

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Tense memorial. Thousands gathered Sunday to honor slain New York police officer Wenjian Liu. FBI Director James Comey spoke at the funeral service honoring…

Irish court orders pregnant woman taken off life support

By Kiley Crossland
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Life | Doctors removed life support from a brain-dead pregnant woman in Ireland after an emergency ruling by Dublin’s High Court last week.  The woman, a…

Midday Roundup: Boston readies for marathon bombing trial

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Reckoning. The much-anticipated trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will begin Monday after a judge denied a request for delay. U.S.

Midday Roundup: Shanghai celebration turns into deadly stampede

By Mickey McLean
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Newsworthy | Deadly celebration. Ringing in the New Year in Shanghai, China, turned deadly last night as 36 people lost their lives in stampede along the city’s popular…

Another year of tepid U.S. population growth

Another year of tepid U.S. population growth

By Daniel James Devine
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Newsworthy | The population of the United States grew by 0.73 percent in 2014—an addition of about 2.3 million people, according to estimates the U.S. Census Bureau…

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