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Midday Roundup: FDA snubs out unregulated e-cigarettes

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Smoke out. The Food and Drug Administration proposed new rules today to protect minors from the dangers of electronic cigarettes. The guidelines would be the…

Midday Roundup: Supreme Court says affirmative action ban is not discriminatory

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Affirmative ruling. The U.S. Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s ban on affirmative action in college admissions today, saying voters had a right in 2006 to…

Globe Trot: Grieving among the Easter celebrations

By Mindy Belz
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International | EASTER: From Bosnia to Oklahoma City, celebrating Easter around the world, in photos. SYRIA: Christians in Homs grieved their losses on Easter. In Aleppo, a…

Ukraine counters Russian occupation in the east

By Jill Nelson
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Ukraine | After weeks of restraint, Kiev launched a military operation Tuesday to regain control of eastern Ukraine—a move Moscow has warned against. Pro-Russian…

Midday Roundup: Fort Hood’s eight minutes of terror

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Still seeking answers. U.S. Army investigators have released a detailed timeline of the events that led up to last week’s shooting at Fort Hood in Killeen,

Midday Roundup: In Ukraine, another province goes rogue

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Unrelenting unrest. In an ominous echo of events in Crimea, pro-Russian separatists seized a provincial building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on…

Globe Trot: Militant threats halt aid deliveries in Iraq

By Mindy Belz
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International | IN IRAQ: Iraqi security forces today halted even charity deliveries of food supplies in the impoverished Baghdad Al-Jidida district, also known as New…

NASA and Russia break up, share custody of space station

By Rob Holmes
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Space | In reaction to Russia’s actions in Ukraine, NASA announced Wednesday it is severing all ties with Russia except for joint work at the International Space…

Darth Vader pledges to wrest Crimea from Putin’s grasp

By Andrew Branch
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Ukraine | The head of the intergalactic empire is running for president of Ukraine, pledging to return Crimea to the embattled country. “I alone can make an empire…

Putin’s lost chance at greatness

By D.C. Innes
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Russia | Russian President Vladimir Putin has been looking quite pleased with himself these days. Coming off his “Russia is back” Winter Olympics, he launched a…

Globe Trot: Did Taliban target a Christian daycare in latest Afghan attack?

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: A Taliban-led shootout at a guesthouse in Kabul may have been meant for the day care run by Western Christians next door. In the attack…

Midday Roundup: Man swept out to sea during baptism

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | A church’s grief. A 43-year-old man died after a wave swept him out to sea during a beach baptism Sunday in California. Pastor Maurigro Cervantes of Jesus…

 
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