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Midday Roundup: Hastert to make first appearance since scandal

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Public appearance. Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert will appear in public for the first time today since he was indicted in a hush-money scandal…

Midday Roundup: Obama jabs Supreme Court on healthcare case

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Separation of powers. The Supreme Court should have an easy time rejecting a challenge to Obamacare, President Barack Obama said today. The court is expected…

Midday Roundup: U.S. suspects China in federal employee data hack

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | Personal information. The Chinese government responded today to allegations it hacked into U.S. computers and stole information about 4 million federal…

Midday Roundup: Duggar parents tell of family anguish

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Speaking out. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar opened up in an interview on Fox News Wednesday night about allegations of sexual abuse in their family that…

Midday Roundup: The FBI’s covert, aerial, at-home surveillance program

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Eye in the sky. An Associated Press investigation has revealed the FBI has been conducting surveillance by way of its own covert air force. The FBI has used…

Christians at Phoenix protest stand between Muslims and anti-Islam crowd

By Maria Baer
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Religion | PHOENIX—What was billed as both an anti-Islam and pro-free speech rally in Phoenix turned into a peaceful, but heated, religious debate Friday night. The…

Midday Roundup: Hundreds trapped after Chinese cruise ship sinks

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Chinese shipwreck.Crews in China are frantically trying to rescue cruise-ship passengers trapped underwater in the Yangtze River after the vessel capsized…

Midday Roundup: NSA’s ticket to snoop expires after Senate stalemate

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Data dump. The National Security Agency’s bulk collection of Americans’ phone data halted at midnight last night, at least temporarily, when the Senate…

Midday Roundup: Hastert indicted for cover-up of still-secret scandal

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Paid off. A federal grand jury has indicted former House Speaker Dennis Hastert for paying someone $3.5 million in hush money over “prior misconduct.” The…

Midday Roundup: Labs receive unexpected anthrax deliveries

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Biological blunder. A U.S. military lab accidentally shipped containers of live anthrax around the world via FedEx. The samples were sent according to…

Midday Roundup: IRS hack attack strips data from 100,000 taxpayers

Midday Roundup: IRS hack attack strips data from 100,000 taxpayers

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Newsworthy | Tax hack. Congress is demanding answers after officials with the Internal Revenue Service admitted part of the agency’s website was hacked earlier this…

Midday Roundup: Texas-sized deluge spreads Lone Star State misery

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Too much. Heavy rain and flooding continue to plague Texas today as Houston residents scrambled for higher ground amid some of the worst street flooding in…

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