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Midday Roundup: Witness claims Freddie Gray may have hurt himself

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Overheard. A prisoner in the same van said he thought Freddie Gray, who died after injuries he received in Baltimore police custody, tried to hurt himself by…

Will drop in international adoptions lead to more in-country placements?

By Sarah Padbury
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Adoption | International adoptions plummeted to a 30-year low for U.S. citizens last year, with further declines expected. But some see the trend as an opportunity to…

Midday Roundup: Jordan Spieth wins Masters with record score

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Fresh faces. Twenty-one-year-old Jordan Spieth won the Masters golf tournament Sunday, beating 25-year-old Rory McIlroy, the favorite who lost early with a…

Military exercises evoke Cold-War tension in Eastern Europe

By Michael Cochrane
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Europe | Hundreds of U.S. military combat vehicles and dozens of fighter aircraft have been arriving in the tiny Baltic nations of Estonia, Latvia and…

Secret Norwegian naval base now has Russian renters

By Rob Holmes
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Russia | Concerns are mounting over a Russian research facility located in a former top-secret naval base hidden in Norway’s coastal mountains. Two years after…

Down Moscow’s mean streets

By Marvin Olasky
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Books | Surviving on the Stalin treadmill

Persecution grows in rebel-held regions of Ukraine

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | In parts of Ukraine taken over by separatist, pro-Russian rebels, persecution continues to escalate against anyone who does not belong to the Russian Orthodox…

Drawing a red line

By Jill Nelson
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Russia | Will NATO defend the Baltics if Russia attacks? As signs of imminent warfare grow, the Ukraine example breeds fear and frustration

Midday Roundup: Obama recounts racial strife on Selma anniversary

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Progress made, progress needed. President Barack Obama and a group of political leaders gathered in Selma, Ala., Saturday to remember a transformative event…

Russian opposition leader shot dead

By Mickey McLean
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Russia | Boris Nemtsov, the former deputy prime minister of Russia turned opposition leader, was shot and killed in Moscow early Saturday morning, officials said. The…

Globe Trot: The ISIS propaganda video franchise

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: ISIS is making a franchise of atrocious (and edited) propaganda videos, and the latest shows 21 captured Kurdish peshmerga soldiers paraded, alive,

Ukraine’s long winter

By Jill Nelson
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Ukraine | Even with cease-fire and sanctions, the war that isn’t just won’t stop

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