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Midday Roundup: Federal court sides with Texas in pro-life legal fight

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Pro-life win. A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a pair of pro-life laws in Texas, ruling the laws have medical value and do not unfairly limit access…

Signs and Wonders: Two of the Democrats’ rising stars flame out

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Power corrupts. Yesterday was not a good day for Democrats. Two of the party’s rising stars on opposite sides of the country now face corruption charges. In…

IRS chief: No expediting this investigation

By J.C. Derrick
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IRS Scandal | Lawmakers grill agency head for answers and emails in targeting scandal

Federal court gives Kansas green light to defund Planned Parenthood

By Andrew Branch
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Abortion | A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that Kansas can strip two Planned Parenthood centers of federal family planning money as the abortion provider’s legal…

Midday Roundup: Guilty verdict for bin Laden’s son-in-law

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Guilty. A New York jury this morning convicted Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law of terrorism-related charges that could land him in jail for life. Suleiman Abu…

Vital Signs: Heartbeats not a sign of life in Arkansas

Vital Signs: Heartbeats not a sign of life in Arkansas

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | Viability vs. heartbeat. A federal judge declared Arkansas’s 12-week abortion ban unconstitutional, claiming that viability, not a heartbeat, remains the…

Defense expert: Putin’s just getting started

By Jim Henry
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Q&A | The G-8-minus-one meets in The Hague this week to come up with ways to punish the “minus one”—Russia—for its aggression toward Ukraine. K.T.

Signs and Wonders: GOP gains ground in bid to retake the Senate

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | GOP opportunity. Political prognosticator Nate Silver correctly predicted President Barack Obama’s victory in 2008 and 2012, as well as all 35 Senate races…

Keystone XL’s electoral impact could spell disaster for Democrats

By Rob Holmes
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Politics | Democrats fighting to maintain control of the Senate face a new dilemma this election year: Wealthy donors are funding candidates who oppose the Keystone XL…

Vital Signs: Doctors save baby after 20-week ultrasound reveals a heart defect

Vital Signs: Doctors save baby after 20-week ultrasound reveals a heart defect

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | Early detection. Tina Morton’s routine 20-week ultrasound revealed something more serious than her daughter's gender: Baby Addison had a serious heart…

In Marco Rubio’s America, hard work pays $50 an hour

By Nick Eicher & Lynde Langdon
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Politics | Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is on a mission to tear down the blockade between would-be innovators and the free enterprise system. This week, he delivered an…

Obamacare’s crunch time crunch is no laughing matter

By Andrew Branch
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Healthcare | A day after the Obama administration crowed about the president’s appearance on an online comedy show that appeals to Obamacare’s crucial segment of…

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