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Midday Roundup: Russian-made missile definitely shot down MH17

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Devilish details. The Dutch Safety Board released its report today on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, surprising no one with its findings. Investigators…

Globe Trot: El Niño drought hits Papua New Guinea

By Mindy Belz
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International | INDONESIA: The El Niño weather pattern has hit Papua New Guinea with its worst drought in two decades, resulting already in 24 deaths and creating conditions…

Globe Trot: Syrian Christian community suffers another devastating blow

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: “I am Assyrian Christian Ashur Abraham from the village of Tel Tamar, Jazira.” With that, Abraham and five other Christian captives were executed…

Midday Roundup: Russia ramps up Syrian attacks despite Western protests

Midday Roundup: Russia ramps up Syrian attacks despite Western protests

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Putin’s playground. As Russia continues to flex its muscles in the Middle East, Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to compare notes. By coordinating…

Highs and lows

By Marvin Olasky
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Books | We train young journalists to stay mostly low on the “ladder of abstraction,” using specific detail rather than lofty rhetoric: It’s important to go…

What is Russia’s endgame in Syria?

By Jim Henry
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Syria | As Russian planes pound rebel positions in eastern Syria, the political tension between Russia and the United States continues to mount. Just days before…

Midday Roundup: Hurricane Joaquin strengthens as it nears U.S.

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Weather warnings. Hurricane Joaquin is growing stronger by the day as it roars over the mid-Atlantic. The storm became a Category 3 overnight, and it has the…

Globe Trot: Russia starts dropping bombs in Syria

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: Hours after a “frank” and “productive” meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the UN, Russian…

Midday Roundup: Taliban victorious in strategic Afghan town

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Do-over. U.S. forces are once again fighting for an Afghan region they liberated from the Taliban 14 years ago. The Islamic extremists retook the…

Globe Trot: Russia forms anti-ISIS pact with Iraq, Iran

By Mindy Belz
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International | RUSSIA: With U.S. President Barack Obama set to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin this afternoon, Russia, Iraq, and Iran have reached an agreement to…

Globe Trot: Lawmakers warn against naïve reaction to Syrian migrants

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., co-chairman of the Helsinki Commission, is in the “trust but verify” camp when it comes to Europe’s migrant crisis.

Midday Roundup: Drowned toddler a new symbol of migrant despair

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Heartbreaking. A Syrian toddler who drowned along with his 5-year-old brother and mother as the family attempted to make it from Turkey to Greece has become…

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