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Midday Roundup: Separatists shoot down Ukrainian fighter jets

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Newsworthy | More downed planes. Ukrainian officials say two of the country’s fighter jets have been shot down as clashes with pro-Russian separatists in the east…

Midday Roundup: Putin offers help, dodges blame for crash

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Newsworthy | Of course we’ll help. Russian President Vladimir Putin said during a Security Council meeting today he would try to use his influence with pro-Russian…

Ukraine conflict slowing crash investigation

By Leigh Jones & Lynde Langdon
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Ukraine | Separatists accused of removing evidence, blocking access to the wreckage

Malaysian Airlines flight shot down over Ukraine

By Leigh Jones
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Ukraine | Putin blames the Ukrainian government for contributing to the tragedy

Midday Roundup: Court again gives thumbs up to affirmative action

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Newsworthy | Affirmative approval. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled again yesterday that the University of Texas may legally use race as part of its admissions…

Church of England votes to approve female bishops

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Religion | The Church of England’s General Synod voted today to allow female bishops, a move supported by it leader, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. After the…

Midday Roundup: Raising the Costa Concordia

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Afloat. In the largest (read most expensive) maritime salvage project in history, crews are raising the Costa Concordia from its resting place just off the…

Midday Roundup: Former NOLA mayor gets 10-year corruption sentence

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Newsworthy | Sentenced. Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin will spend the next 10 years in prison for taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes from businesses…

Midday Roundup: Obama requests cash to deal with border crisis

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Newsworthy | More money, please. President Barack Obama has asked Congress for $3.7 billion to contain the influx of illegal immigrants who have overwhelmed the nation’s…

Wheaton wins injunction but loses Obamacare skirmish

Wheaton wins injunction but loses Obamacare skirmish

By Leigh Jones
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Healthcare Mandate | Wheaton College won another victory at the U.S. Supreme Court today as a majority of the justices ruled the evangelical university does not have to fill out…

Midday Roundup: Protesters force buses of detainees to turn back

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Newsworthy | Turn that bus around. Protesters in Murrieta, Calif., blocked three buses of illegal immigrants headed to an area processing center, forcing the drivers to…

Midday Roundup: Israel plots revenge for murdered teens

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Newsworthy | In mourning. Thousands of Israelis took to the streets today to mourn three teenage seminary students kidnapped last month in the West Bank. Their bodies were…

 
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