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Midday Roundup: Germanwings co-pilot researched suicide, cockpit security

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Search history. Prosecutors have found Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz researched suicide and cockpit door security before he deliberately crashed Flight…

Midday Roundup: Indiana enacts groundbreaking religious protections

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Fully protected. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence today signed a law that protects the religious rights of individuals, businesses, and associations. The measure…

Today’s forecast: Magnetic, with a chance of electrical disruption

By Rob Holmes
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Space | A billion-dollar research mission began last week as NASA launched four data-gathering spacecraft to help scientists understand how “space weather” causes…

Massive cyclone hits Vanuatu

By Mickey McLean
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Disaster | Cyclone Pam, with winds up to 168 miles per hour, struck the tiny South Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu early Saturday, leaving a trail of destruction and…

Midday Roundup: Obamacare creates more tax problems for customers

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Tax nightmare. Remember when the Supreme Court said Obamacare’s individual health insurance mandate was legal because it was a tax? Turns out, having the…

Midday Roundup: Fighting in Ukraine continues despite cease-fire

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Fight on. Despite a cease-fire agreement brokered last week by European leaders, fighting rages on in Ukraine, where rebel groups claimed this morning to have…

Midday Roundup: Groundhogs don’t know squat about the weather

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | World’s worst weatherman? Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog of the day, saw his shadow this morning in Pennsylvania, predicting, as the tradition goes,

Another snow job

By Cal Thomas
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Climate Change | The network meteorologists barely had time to come up for air while “forecasting” the latest snowstorm non-disaster. Politicians, fearing what might…

Midday Roundup: Bergdahl faces desertion charges

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Desertion. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl likely will be charged later this week with desertion, an Army official told NBC News. The official, who was not named, said the…

Midday Roundup: California issues Boy Scout ban for judges

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Forced resignation. A California ethics committee has barred state judges from volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America, saying the group practices…

Midday Roundup: East, Midwest brace for bone-chilling cold

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Extra cold. Dangerously cold temperatures are arriving in the East and Midwest as arctic air moves in. Frigid temperatures and snow already battered some…

Midday Roundup: Another police shooting ignites protests in St. Louis

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Police shooting. Demonstrators are again gathering near St. Louis, Mo., to protest a police shooting. Late Tuesday night, an officer with the Berkeley Police…

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