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Midday Roundup: Comcast merger falls apart to the delight of Netflix

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | No deal. Cable giant Comcast confirmed today it no longer wants to buy the No. 2 company in the industry, Time Warner. If the $45.2 billion merger had gone…

Midday Roundup: U.S. kills American hostage in al-Qaeda strike

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Hostage deaths. A U.S. counterterrorism strike killed two Western hostages earlier this year, the White House said today. The military did not…

Midday Roundup: Feds to investigate Baltimore man’s death after arrest

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Seeking justice. The Justice Department has opened an investigation into how a Baltimore man suffered a fatal injury while in police custody. Protesters took…

Midday Roundup: FBI busts would-be terrorists trying to join ISIS

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Death plot. The FBI arrested six people in San Diego and Minneapolis on Sunday for attempting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State (ISIS). The arrests…

Midday Roundup: Bombing victims oppose death penalty for Tsarnaev

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Plea for mercy. The parents of the youngest person killed in the Boston Marathon bombing have asked federal prosecutors not to seek the death penalty for…

Midday Roundup: Al-Qaeda seizes Yemeni airport, port, and oil terminal

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Overrun. Al-Qaeda militants in Yemen stormed one of the country’s major airports today, taking control of the site with little resistance from government…

Midday Roundup: Most tax filers will get refunds, IRS says

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Tax day. Today is the annual deadline for filing individual income tax returns, and the IRS says about 78 percent of income-tax filers this year qualified for…

Midday Roundup: U.S. officials say airstrikes damaging ISIS

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Making headway? U.S. officials say Islamic State (ISIS) militants have lost control of about one-quarter of the territory taken in Iraq, insisting…

Midday Roundup: Jordan Spieth wins Masters with record score

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Fresh faces. Twenty-one-year-old Jordan Spieth won the Masters golf tournament Sunday, beating 25-year-old Rory McIlroy, the favorite who lost early with a…

Midday Roundup: College mourns basketball player who fought cancer

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Hoop dreams. A 19-year-old woman who fought through cancer to play college basketball died this morning. Lauren Hill learned she had a terminal brain tumor…

Midday Roundup: Latest police shooting fuels body camera debate

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | On the air. The police shooting in South Carolina of an unarmed African-American man and the officer’s subsequent arrest have led to renewed calls for…

Midday Roundup: ISIS frees Yazidi captives amid Iraqi offensive

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Freed. Islamic State (ISIS) militants released 216 Yazidi prisoners today after holding them for about eight months. The captives, mostly children and…

 
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