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Midday Roundup: Russia, Ukraine strike ceasefire deal

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Peace plan. Russia and Ukraine have agreed to a ceasefire at Ukraine’s eastern border as part of a peace deal in the war-torn region. Pro-Russian…

In one week, college basketball loses two greats: Tarkanian and Smith

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Obituary | Retired University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian died today at age 84 after battling health issues. He was hospitalized Monday…

Midday Roundup: Grammys tone it down a tiny bit

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Ode to self. Critics are saying the Grammy Awards on Sunday night were uncharacteristically staid—but mellow for the Grammys is still pretty wild. After…

Midday Roundup: American Bible Society announces move to Philly

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Relocation. American Bible Society (ABS) announced Wednesday it is relocating its headquarters to the heart of Philadelphia from the historic “Bible…

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah dies at age 90

By Lynde Langdon
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Obituary | Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, the powerful U.S. ally who ruled the Islamic regime for the past 20 years, has died, according to Saudi state TV. He was 90.

Andrae Crouch: Gone to see the King

By Jeff Koch
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Obituary | Legendary gospel singer-songwriter and arranger Andrae Crouch—often referred to as the “father of modern gospel music”—died Thursday of a heart…

Mario Cuomo: The rhetoric and the record

By Cal Thomas
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Obituary | How precious in the sight of progressives was one of their saints, Mario Cuomo, the three-term governor of New York who died last week at age 82. He was a…

Midday Roundup: NYPD, mayor face off at second officer’s funeral

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Tense memorial. Thousands gathered Sunday to honor slain New York police officer Wenjian Liu. FBI Director James Comey spoke at the funeral service honoring…

Midday Roundup: Boston readies for marathon bombing trial

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Reckoning. The much-anticipated trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will begin Monday after a judge denied a request for delay. U.S.

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: Put away the turkey, it’s time to go shopping

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Hit the stores. The traditional Black Friday shopping day again started last night, with many stores opening at 5 p.m. The idea quickly has caught on with the…

A journalist’s death

By Marvin Olasky
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Obituary | Arne Fjeldstad, 57, director and CEO of The Media Project, an international network of journalists devoted to better coverage of religion in public life,

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