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Midday Roundup: Obama nominees get last-minute love from Senate Dems

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Rubber stamps. The Senate is taking a flurry of last-minute votes on judicial and cabinet appointees before it adjourns for the year and the Republicans take…

Midday Roundup: Sydney police end standoff with ideology-fueled terrorist

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Terror in Sydney. Police in Sydney, Australia, today stormed a chocolate shop after a 16-hour standoff with a terrorist who had taken shoppers hostage. Local…

Midday Roundup: Medical missionaries among Ebola ‘fighters’ honored by Time

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Persons of the year. A SIM missionary doctor in Liberia graces one of several covers of Time magazine, which this week named “the Ebola fighters” its…

Midday Roundup: Last-minute details tie up budget deal in Congress

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Deadline. Time is running out for Congress to vote on a budget bill that would keep the government open past midnight tonight. The House and Senate…

Web Reads: Do your kids have too many Christmas toys?

Web Reads: Do your kids have too many Christmas toys?

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Overloaded? Do you think your kids have too much stuff? In 2012, blogger Ruth Soukup thought so, and she wrote about the day she took all their toys away. Her…

Midday Roundup: Congress effuses Christmas spirit in bipartisan spending bill

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Let’s make a deal. Leaders in the House and Senate reached a deal yesterday to keep the government funded with a $1 trillion spending package. Congress has…

Midday Roundup: Renegade flu strain defies this year’s vaccine

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Flu shot fail? Experts fear this year’s flu vaccine may not provide complete protection. That’s because a “drifted,” or mutated, strain of the H3N2…

Midday Roundup: Six more detainees released from Guantanamo

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Free men. The U.S. government has released six more prisoners from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, sending them to resettle in Uruguay. The men—four Syrians,

Midday Roundup: NASA’s Orion safely lands after soaring out of this world

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Blastoff. The spacecraft Orion successfully splashed down in the Pacific Ocean after an early morning test flight today. The next-generation rocket ship…

Midday Roundup: Windy weather blows Orion launch back a day

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Postponed. High winds and glitches forced NASA to cancel today’s test flight of the Orion spacecraft, the next-generation rocket ship designed to replace…

Web Reads: Remembering P.D. James

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | In memoriam. Crime novelist P.D. James died last week at age 94. In this Paris Review interview, James talks about writing, her affection for The Book of Common…

Midday Roundup: Airbag maker fights recall push

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Recall woes. Japanese auto parts manufacturer Takata told U.S. regulators yesterday it did not have enough evidence to justify a nationwide recall of airbags…

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