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Former White House press secretary James Brady dies

By Leigh Jones
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Obituary | James Brady, the former White House press secretary injured during an assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan in 1981, died today at age 73. After being shot…

Midday Roundup: Smoker’s widow gets billions in damages

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Sending a message. A Pensacola, Fla., jury awarded $23.6 billion late Friday to the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer. The verdict against…

Louis Zamperini's greatest victory came through faith in Christ

By Jamie Dean
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Obituary | Celebrated war hero aimed to shift glory to God and others

Louis Zamperini gains his final freedom

By Andrew Branch
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Obituary | World War II POW, who forgave the captors who tortured him, died Wednesday

Midday Roundup: Gay marriage finds another GOP ally

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Going public. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, publicly announced her support for same-sex marriage Wednesday, shortly after receiving an endorsement from a major…

Creating WWII’s unbreakable code

By Joseph Slife
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History | In the Navajo nation, flags flew at half-staff over the weekend in honor of Chester Nez, who died last week at the age of 93. Corporal Nez, as he was called…

Maya Angelou, author and poet, dies at 86

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Obituary | American author and poet Maya Angelou died this morning at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C., her son Guy B. Johnson said in a statement. The 86-year-old had…

X-15 rocket plane test pilot Bill Dana dies at 83

By Michael Cochrane
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Obituary | Famed research test pilot Bill Dana, who flew the X-15 rocket plane and other pioneering aircraft during the birth of the space age, died last Tuesday at age…

Midday Roundup: In Ukraine, another province goes rogue

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Unrelenting unrest. In an ominous echo of events in Crimea, pro-Russian separatists seized a provincial building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on…

Jeremiah Denton’s conservative legacy

By Warren Cole Smith
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Obituary | The Vietnam War hero’s short political career helped shape modern conservative politics

Fred Phelps, 1929-2014

By Andrew Branch
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Obituary | Founder of the inflammatory Westboro Baptist Church dies at age 84

On the shoulders of giants

By Warren Cole Smith
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Obituary | Robbie Risner was laid to rest today. Most Americans in 2014 have no idea who he is, but there was a time when he was perhaps the most famous man in America.

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