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Christians in Washington respond to South Carolina tragedy with prayer

By Jae Wasson
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Tragedy | WASHINGTON—Pastor Otis Gordon of Charleston, S.C., stood on the grass near the U.S. Capitol on Thursday afternoon, his eyes brimming with tears. Around him…

Midday Roundup: Theater shooter worried doctor, but not enough

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Hindsight. The psychiatrist who treated James Holmes before he opened fire in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater, killing 12 and wounding 70 others, was so…

Midday Roundup: Dogs pick up fresh scent in hunt for escapees

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Hot on the trail. Schools and a highway near a New York state prison have closed as the manhunt for two escaped killers continues. More than 450 law…

Midday Roundup: Hundreds trapped after Chinese cruise ship sinks

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Chinese shipwreck.Crews in China are frantically trying to rescue cruise-ship passengers trapped underwater in the Yangtze River after the vessel capsized…

Midday Roundup: Officials probe cause of deadly Amtrak derailment

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Deadly derailment. Six people died late Tuesday when an Amtrak train traveling from Washington, D.C., to New York City derailed in Philadelphia. Another six…

Midday Roundup: Germanwings co-pilot had practiced deadly maneuver

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | New crash details. French investigators said today that Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz practiced a controlled descent on an earlier flight the day he…

Prosecutor: Co-pilot crashed Germanwings flight on purpose

By Lynde Langdon
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Tragedy | Black-box data revealed the co-pilot of a Germanwings flight slammed into an Alpine mountainside intentionally, leaving questions as to why he did it.

Midday Roundup: ISIS takes more Christians hostage in Syria

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Kidnapped. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights is reporting Islamic State (ISIS) militants have abducted as many as 90 Assyrian Christians after raiding…

Midday Roundup: ISIS demands $200 million to spare Japanese captives

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Deadly demands. ISIS militants are demanding a $200 million ransom to spare the lives of two Japanese hostages the group plans to kill in 72 hours. Kenji Goto…

Midday Roundup: Al-Qaeda claims it ordered Paris attacks

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Responsible? The leader of Yemen’s al-Qaeda branch claimed responsibility for last week’s attack on the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo , reinforcing…

Midday Roundup: Conservative coup attempt mars Boehner’s big day

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Opening session. Republicans took control of Congress yesterday. The transition went smoothly in the Senate, where Mitch McConnell of Kentucky took over the…

South Korean churches rethink Easter

By Sophia Lee
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Tragedy | The utterance ‘Death where is your sting?’ takes on greater meaning after a great national disaster

 
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