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Midday Roundup: Hostile senators file friendly briefs in contraceptive mandate case

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Free exercise. Four conservative U.S. senators filed a friend of the court brief at the U.S. Supreme Court today, voicing their support for businesses…

Signs and Wonders: How conservative is conservative enough?

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Challenged on the right. One of the most conservative members of the House of Representatives, James Lankford, is running for retiring Oklahoma Sen. Tom…

Midday Roundup: Gifts to former Virginia governor keep on giving

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Indicted. A federal grand jury indicted former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, on corruption charges in a scheme that shocked supporters…

Midday Roundup: Bill Gates predicts end to global poverty

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | No more poverty? Bill Gates, Microsoft founder turned philanthropist, makes a bold prediction in his foundation’s annual letter, released today: By 2035,

Midday Roundup: Providential photo rescues man from the cold

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Homecoming. A New York man is out of the cold and home safe with his family today after a set of circumstances his mother called nothing short of miraculous.

Ice-bound scientists get first-hand global warming lesson

By Julie Borg
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Science | A Chinese helicopter on Thursday rescued passengers from a ship stuck in Antarctic sea ice for nine days, sparking discussion about scientists’ questionable…

Midday Roundup: Hercules hits hard

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Epic storm. The massive winter storm dubbed “Hercules” by weather forecasters laid siege to the Northeast overnight, killing nine and choking roads,

Midday Roundup: Pleading Snowden’s case

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | A plea for leniency. The New York Times published an editorial today asking President Barack Obama to give National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden…

Fighting for the Philippines

By Zachary Abate
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Philippines | Filipino boxer and congressman Manny Pacquiao will dedicate his Nov. 24 fight to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which killed more than 2,000 people in the…

'State of calamity'

'State of calamity'

By Jamie Dean
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Philippines | Aid groups struggle to reach desperate survivors of one of the worst typhoons in the Philippines’ history

‘A massive, massive undertaking’

By Andrew Branch
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Disaster | Relief efforts begin after Typhoon Haiyan brings devastation to the Philippines

Typhoon survivor: ‘You can only pray’

By Andrew Branch
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Disaster | When Typhoon Haiyan hit land in the Philippines, it made the day almost as dark as night, according to Southern Leyte Gov. Roger Mercado. The storm ripped…

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