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Midday Roundup: Officials say Las Vegas crash not an act of terror

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Unclear motive. One person has died after a driver intentionally barreled into a crowd on the Las Vegas Strip Sunday night. More than a dozen people were…

Midday Roundup: Virginia schools closed over Islamic ‘indoctrination’ flap

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Contentious lesson. Community outrage over an Arabic language assignment led a Virginia school district to cancel classes today in an abundance of caution.

Midday Roundup: U.S. airlines cleared for takeoff to Cuba

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Now boarding. The United States has reached an agreement with Cuba to restart commercial air service between the two countries. The announcement comes exactly…

Midday Roundup: L.A., N.Y. defend opposite reactions to twin hoaxes

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Hoax hindsight. Officials with the Los Angeles Unified School District are fielding criticism of their decision to close schools Tuesday over a terror threat…

Midday Roundup: Threat closes all Los Angeles schools for the day

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | School’s out. Officials with the Los Angeles Unified School District—the nation’s second largest—closed all its campuses today after receiving an…

Midday Roundup: Cruz bests Trump in Iowa

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | GOP shakeup. Recent polls show Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, surging to second place among Republicans nationally and surpassing Donald Trump for first place in…

Midday Roundup: Congress shames Obama for Bergdahl blunders

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | State secret. A new report by House Republicans states the Obama administration misled Congress about the effort to swap five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo…

Midday Roundup: Tracking terrorists’ digital messages is nearly impossible

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Connecting the dots. The FBI is digging through the digital footprint left by Syed Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik to determine whether the couple had…

Midday Roundup: House votes to tighten visa rules to keep out terrorists

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Additional screening. With overwhelming bipartisan support, the House voted yesterday to tighten a visa waiver program in an attempt to prevent terrorists…

Midday Roundup: FBI probes big deposit in Syed Farook’s bank account

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Blood money? Someone deposited $28,500 into San Bernardino, Calif., shooter Syed Farook’s bank account several weeks before he and his wife, Tashfeen Malik,

Midday Roundup: Obama tries to soothe terror fears with Oval Office speech

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Presidential response. President Barack Obama addressed the nation from the Oval Office last night, calling the mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., an…

Midday Roundup: Congress approves $305 billion transportation spending bill

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Clearing a bottleneck. Both the Senate and House voted last night to approve a transportation bill that allocates $305 billion over five years to upgrade the…

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