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Midday Roundup: More U.S. special forces headed to Syria

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Syrian deployment. President Barack Obama announced today he will send 250 more U.S. special operations forces to Syria—quadrupling the number of troops…

Midday Roundup: More U.S. troops could be headed for Iraq

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Back in Iraq. U.S. forces are likely to play a bigger role in the fight to recapture Mosul from Islamic State (ISIS), than they played in retaking Ramadi in…

Snacks, prayer, and healing in Chicago

By Joe Kesler
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Police | Many Chicago police officers despise a city agreement with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) they believe is leading to an increase in crime. 

Midday Roundup: Teacher arrested for helping California convicts escape

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Inside job. Police have arrested five people in connection with last weekend’s escape from the Central Men’s Jail in southern California. Investigators…

Midday Roundup: Naghmeh Abedini files ‘domestic relations case’ in Idaho

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Rocky reunion. Pastor Saeed Abedini returned to his hometown of Boise, Idaho, Tuesday and reunited with his children as marital problems persisted between him…

Seven ranchers arrested, one killed; future of Oregon standoff unclear

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | A group of ranchers’ occupation of an Oregon wildlife reserve appears to be breaking up after a confrontation with law enforcement that ended with one…

Midday Roundup: Pro-life activists stare down epic blizzard

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Rain, sleet, snow, or shine. As a blizzard closed in on Washington, D.C., pro-life activists assembled today for the annual March for Life, a protest against…

Midday Roundup: Will Flint water crisis force Michigan governor to resign?

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Under pressure. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday released 250 pages of emails related to the water crisis in Flint, but the move has done little to…

Man who shot Philly officer described as ‘devout Muslim’ with mental issues

By Leigh Jones
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Terrorism | UPDATE: Police have identified the suspect who allegedly shot at a Philadelphia officer as he sat in his car Thursday night as 30-year-old Edward Archer. The…

Midday Roundup: World markets panic after Chinese stocks tumble

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Stock market scare. China halted trading today after less than 30 minutes when its stock market tumbled 7 percent after the opening bell this morning. Stock…

Officer won’t face charges in Cleveland boy’s shooting death

By Leigh Jones
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Police | A Cleveland grand jury declined today to indict a white police officer in the fatal shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in November 2014. Patrolman…

Midday Roundup: Snow, ice, tornados sweep misery across the South

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Deadly storms. First light in Dallas yesterday confirmed what authorities feared about weekend tornadoes that killed 11 people: Northeast of the city in the…

 
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