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Midday Roundup: Former Auschwitz guard sentenced to prison

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Accessory to murder. A German court sentenced former SS sergeant Oskar Groening to four years in prison today for his role in the murders of 300,000 Jews…

Midday Roundup: Teen miraculously survives plane crash

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Death-defying. A 16-year-old from Washington state showed up on the side of a highway after she survived a plane crash and a two-day hike out of the…

Midday Roundup: Greece makes big promises in bailout deal

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Turnaround plan. Greece and its European partners announced today a deal to rescue the country from economic ruin. In exchange for access to billions more in…

Midday Roundup: 21.5 million people lost data in government hack

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Fessing up. The Obama administration admitted on Thursday the hack attack at the Office of Personnel Management affected many, many more federal employees…

Midday Roundup: Sun sets on Confederate flag in South Carolina

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Coming down. A spokesman for South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said the Confederate flag flying on the state Capitol grounds will be removed during a ceremony…

Midday Roundup: Federal agent’s gun used in San Francisco murder

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Bad policy. The illegal immigrant who shot and killed a woman on a busy San Francisco pier last week used a gun stolen from a federal agent in June. Juan…

Midday Roundup: Tennessee clerks resign over gay marriage

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Taking a stand. The mayor of Decatur County, Tenn., has appointed a new county clerk after the entire clerk’s office staff resigned last week over their…

Midday Roundup: Greeks refuse more austerity, await EU reaction

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Greek drama. Greece wades neck-deep into uncharted waters after voters said “no” to the nation’s creditors. The European creditors propping up the…

Midday Roundup: Carolina sharks won’t stop biting

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Shark-infested waters. A man in his late 60s suffered severe shark bites Wednesday at Ocracoke Island, N.C., bringing the number of shark attacks off the…

Midday Roundup: U.S., Cuba friends again after 54-year breakup

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Friends again. The United States and Cuba will formally restore diplomatic relations today, a historic move first announced in December. This morning, the…

Midday Roundup: Greece slides toward debt default

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Dead beat. Greek Finance Minster Yanis Varoufakis said his country does not intend to make the debt payment it owes international and European creditors by…

Midday Roundup: Second fugitive captured alive in New York

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Finally found. The 22-day manhunt for escaped murderer David Sweat ended Sunday when a New York State Police sergeant shot and apprehended him just 2 miles…

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