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Midday Roundup: Recreational pot on a high after election night wins

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Puff away. Two more states and the District of Columbia voted to legalize recreational marijuana on Tuesday. Voters in Alaska and Oregon approved ballot…

Midday Roundup: Britain asks Twitter, Facebook to help terror fight

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Open up. The head of a British intelligence agency wants more access to Facebook and Twitter, saying the social networks are a vital part of Islamic…

Midday Roundup: Pundits predict a GOP Senate win

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Down to the wire. With Election Day now just hours away, the odds favor a GOP Senate takeover. But it won’t be a slam dunk, says political analyst Nate…

Midday Roundup: Pennsylvania shooter finally caught

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Hunted down. After seven weeks on the lam, accused cop-killer Eric Frein appeared in court this morning on capital murder charges. U.S. marshals in…

Web Reads: Why do we give our cast-offs to the poor?

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Selfish giving. In the relief and development world, the acronym SWEDOW (Stuff We Don’t Want) has come to stand for the practice of giving our cast-off…

Midday Roundup: Brittany Maynard chooses life, for now

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Heartbreaking choice. In a video sponsored by the pro-assisted suicide group Compassion & Choices, cancer patient Brittany Maynard announced she is…

Midday Roundup: Millennial love for Democrats was so last election

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Youth vote. A new poll finds support for Democrats among millennial voters may be slipping. According to the Institute of Politics at Harvard University,

Midday Roundup: Nurses head home from Ebola treatment, quarantine

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Treated and quarantined. The second Dallas nurse diagnosed with the Ebola virus after treating a patient who died of the deadly disease will be released from…

Midday Roundup: Methodists reinstate pastor after gay marriage dispute

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Refrocked. The Judicial Council of the United Methodist Church (UMC) has voted to reinstate Pastor Frank Schaefer, who was defrocked last December after…

Midday roundup: Was hatchet attack on NYPD terrorism?

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Questionable motives. A Queens resident attacked four rookie New York Police Department officers with a hatchet Thursday, wounding two of them before he was…

Web Reads: Missing the mark on Ebola

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | So predictable. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention head Tom Frieden has not inspired confidence that he knows how to fight an infectious disease like…

Midday Roundup: U.S. delivers justice for Iraqis slain by Blackwater guards

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Long time coming. A federal jury in Washington on Wednesday convicted four former Blackwater security guards of slaughtering innocent Iraqis in 2007. The…

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