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Midday Roundup: TSA screening crackdown targets cellphone bomb threat

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Electronic surveillance. Some U.S.-bound airplane passengers will have to turn their cellphones on and off again to meet added security requirements. The…

Celebrate freely today

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | Earlier this week I was listening to a podcast hosted by Bill Simmons, who was talking to Fox soccer commentator Rob Stone about the U.S. men’s national…

From off-season optimism to playing the game

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | Only one pro sports league is in season now, but somehow it’s one of the busiest, most exciting times of the year for sports fans. The NFL draft was a…

Midday Roundup: Bobby Jindal signs law protecting babies of brain dead mothers

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Defender of life. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal signed a bill Thursday that will protect unborn babies whose mothers are declared brain dead. The bill,

Rainbow connection

Rainbow connection

By Andrew Branch
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Sports | The WNBA promotes LGBT pride, but it allows dissent where other leagues don’t

Dreams crushed by diagnosis, NBA prospect honors God

By Andrew Branch
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Sports | Former Baylor University basketball standout Isaiah Austin played himself into a likely  first-round spot in Thursday’s NBA draft. But a routine EKG…

No prosperity gospel in baseball

By Marvin Olasky
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Sports | In March I wrote about the attempts of two still-young pitchers to get back to the major leagues. (See “Curve Balls: When bad things happen to once-good…

Midday Roundup: Facebook outage causes near worldwide panic

Midday Roundup: Facebook outage causes near worldwide panic

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Down and out. Facebook users in the Eastern Hemisphere (and some Americans who were pulling all-nighters) held their breath as the site experienced a…

Why we love athletes like Tony Gwynn so much

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | What makes us have affections for athletes? We don’t know them. We’ve never even met them. So it’s not a personal connection. But it feels personal,

Midday Roundup: Feds sack Redskins trademarks

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | The Washington Disparagers. In what patent experts are calling a landmark ruling, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has canceled six trademarks held by the…

San Antonio’s teamwork beats Miami’s superstars

By Andrew Branch
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Sports | When the San Antonio Spurs beat the Miami Heat 104-87 on Sunday to take the NBA title, the team’s celebration included much more than the traditional…

Midday Roundup: Education that doesn’t cost a latte

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Coffee benefits. Starbucks is announcing plans today to offer employees a chance to get a college degree for next to nothing. Arizona State University is…

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