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Midday Roundup: Un-celebrating Columbus Day

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Holiday revision. While much of the nation commemorates Christopher Columbus’ voyage to the New World today, the city of Seattle will celebrate its first…

Malala Yousafzai, Kailash Satyarthi share Nobel Peace Prize

By Andrew Branch
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Nobel Peace Prize | Malala Yousafzai was in chemistry class Friday when she learned she’d won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. The Pakistani children’s advocate will share…

Midday Roundup: Obama names California mountains a national monument

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Monumental. President Barack Obama is creating a new national monument today. The executive order sets aside 346,177 acres of the San Gabriel Mountains just…

Midday Roundup: What’s happened to North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un?

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Missing man? North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un hasn’t been seen in public for more than a month, and analysts are scrambling to figure out…

Web Reads: Mothball grandmas, Hollywood incomes, and boxing kangaroos

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Mothballs. Theodore Dalrymple’s humorous essay about a grandmother who smelled of mothballs will make you smile and think about why you remember the things…

Midday Roundup: Do you know this ISIS jihadi?

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Wanted man. The FBI is asking for the public’s help in identifying an American man who appears in an ISIS recruiting video shooting purported Syrian army…

Midday Roundup: ISIS takes new territory despite U.S. airstrikes

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | ISIS gains. Kurdish forces suffered major losses yesterday in a battle with ISIS over a Syrian town near the Turkish border. If ISIS captures Kobani, the…

Midday Roundup: Pope calls meeting to tackle family matters

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Catholic family values. More than 200 senior Roman Catholic bishops gather today for the Synod on the Family at the Vatican. The group will try to find ways…

Jahi McMath’s family seeks reversal of brain-death ruling

By Caroline Leal
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Newsworthy | The family of a 13-year-old California girl—who was declared brain-dead 10 months ago following complications from sleep apnea surgery—is seeking an…

Midday Roundup: Community, school board still at odds in Colorado

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | History lesson. The Jefferson County School Board in Golden, Colo., made some concessions last night to students, teachers, and parents who have protested in…

Midday Roundup: Lesbians sue after daughter born black

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Unwanted. A white Lesbian couple filed a wrongful birth lawsuit this week against a sperm bank that mixed up their vial with that of an African-American man.

Web Reads: The heartbreak of Ebola in Sierra Leone

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Ebola heartbreak. A Norwegian psychologist working with Médecins sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders) in Sierra Leone, writes this moving story about…

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