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Midday Roundup: China’s slumping economy drags Wall Street down

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Wall Street’s wild ride. Stock market trading yesterday started with a sell-off: The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 1,000 points. A slowdown…

Midday Roundup: American pals honored for heroism on French train

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Courage under fire. Three Americans and one Briton received France’s highest honor this morning for stopping an attacker on a passenger train traveling from…

Globe Trot: ISIS abuse victims include Christians and Yazidis

By Mindy Belz
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International | ISIS: The graphic detail of yesterday’s must-read story in The New York Times , “ISIS Enshrines a Theology of Rape,” is a disturbing look…

Midday Roundup: ISIS bombs Baghdad market on busy day

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Urban warfare. Islamic State (ISIS) militants bombed a crowded Baghdad market in a predominantly Shiite neighborhood this morning, killing at least 67 people.

Midday Roundup: Misery upon misery in aftermath of Nepal quake

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Buried alive. Heavy rain and snow complicated rescue efforts in Nepal today, triggering landslides and bringing fresh misery to the region still struggling to…

Pastor’s family wins $330M case against North Korea

By Sophia Lee
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Human Rights | U.S. court orders Pyongyang to pay for abducting, torturing, and killing Kim Dong-shik

U.S. ambassador to South Korea in stable condition

By Mickey McLean
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South Korea | UPDATE: U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert is in stable condition at a Seoul hospital after a knife attack. According a spokesman at Severance…

Midday Roundup: ISIS executioner ‘Jihadi John’ unmasked

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Foreign fighter. Two news organizations have identified the ISIS executioner who appears in beheading videos and speaks with a British accent. The Washington

Can Koreans learn to live together if North, South reunite?

By Sophia Lee
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South Korea | “Success” is a relative term for North Korean refugees building a new life in South Korea. Defector Yoo Kwan-hee found “success” in economic stability…

The Dickensian tale of a North Korean orphan

By Sophia Lee
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South Korea | Once a lonely teenaged troublemaker, Hyeon Cheon-yong found security and love in his new South Korean family

The Drop Box

By Sophia Lee
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Documentary | At its heart, The Drop Box is not a documentary about an incredible pastor, Lee Jong-rak, who founded South Korea’s first box for abandoned newborn babies.

Special deliveries

By Sophia Lee
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Roe v. Wade | Baby boxes and safe-haven laws save thousands of babies worldwide, but they stir controversy in South Korea

 
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