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Midday Roundup: China’s slumping economy drags Wall Street down

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Wall Street’s wild ride. Stock market trading yesterday started with a sell-off: The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 1,000 points. A slowdown…

Midday Roundup: American pals honored for heroism on French train

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Courage under fire. Three Americans and one Briton received France’s highest honor this morning for stopping an attacker on a passenger train traveling from…

Globe Trot: Turkey tries to eradicate growing Kurdish influence

By Mindy Belz
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International | TURKEY: Turkey’s prime minister has called for snap elections after failing to form a coalition government. The ruling Islamic parties took a hit when…

Midday Roundup: Jimmy Carter’s cancer has spread to his brain

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | In God’s hands. Former President Jimmy Carter gave more details about his battle with cancer this morning, saying he has melanoma that has spread to his…

Globe Trot: ISIS abuse victims include Christians and Yazidis

By Mindy Belz
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International | ISIS: The graphic detail of yesterday’s must-read story in The New York Times , “ISIS Enshrines a Theology of Rape,” is a disturbing look…

Blaine Harden on understanding North Korea

By Sophia Lee
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Q&A | Well-known biographer talks about his latest retelling of a defector’s story

North Korean satellite raises nuclear missile fears

By Michael Cochrane
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North Korea | North Korea revealed last week that it is developing a new satellite, confirming recent indications the country’s space agency is expanding its rocket…

Globe Trot: One man’s impossible escape from North Korea

By Mindy Belz
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International | NORTH KOREA: In middle school, Ji Seong-Ho watched classroom seats empty, as his classmates died of hunger. And it gets worse from there. The young North…

Midday Roundup: California crews work to clean oiled beaches, wildlife

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Befouled beaches. Clean-up crews in Santa Barbara, Calif., are working to minimize the damage of as many as 105,000 gallons of crude oil that leaked from an…

Midday Roundup: Amtrak engineer doesn’t remember crash

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Drawing a blank. The engineer of a derailed Amtrak train suffered a concussion and can’t remember what happened when the train crashed Tuesday night near…

Globe Trot: Arctic spies hunt for underground oil

By Mindy Belz
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International | ARCTIC: The Arctic may hold a staggering 13 percent of the world’s undiscovered oil, and that’s why a heady race of soldiers, spies, and scientists is…

North Korean defectors say U.S. should do more

By J.C. Derrick
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North Korea | WASHINGTON—A group of North Korean defectors converged Monday to call on the Obama administration to do more to help them topple dictator Kim Jong-un’s…

 
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