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GoFundMe shuts down fundraising page for Oregon bakery owners

By Leigh Jones & Daniel James Devine
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Religious Liberty | UPDATE: The fundraising website GoFundMe has shut down a donation page for Aaron and Melissa Klein, the former owners of the Sweet Cakes by Melissa…

Long-awaited Loretta Lynch nomination approved

By Leigh Jones
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Government | The Senate voted to confirm Loretta Lynch as U.S. attorney general today, making her the first African-American woman to hold the post. Although some…

Midday Roundup: Feds to investigate Baltimore man’s death after arrest

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Seeking justice. The Justice Department has opened an investigation into how a Baltimore man suffered a fatal injury while in police custody. Protesters took…

Midday Roundup: Millions of chickens killed to stop bird flu outbreak

By Leigh Jones
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Food | Killer virus. After an outbreak of bird flu at several poultry farms in Iowa, federal authorities have ordered 5.3 million hens euthanized to prevent the…

Midday Roundup: Al-Qaeda seizes Yemeni airport, port, and oil terminal

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Overrun. Al-Qaeda militants in Yemen stormed one of the country’s major airports today, taking control of the site with little resistance from government…

Senate panel approves bill limiting White House power in Iran deal

By Leigh Jones
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Iran | The Senate Foreign Relations Committee unanimously approved a bill this afternoon that would give congressional oversight to the deal President Barack Obama…

Midday Roundup: U.S. officials say airstrikes damaging ISIS

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Making headway? U.S. officials say Islamic State (ISIS) militants have lost control of about one-quarter of the territory taken in Iraq, insisting…

Murder case against Hannah Overton dismissed

By Leigh Jones
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Courts | A Texas judge on Wednesday dismissed the capital murder case against Hannah Overton, ending an eight-year-long legal nightmare for the mother of five. A jury…

Midday Roundup: ISIS frees Yazidi captives amid Iraqi offensive

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Freed. Islamic State (ISIS) militants released 216 Yazidi prisoners today after holding them for about eight months. The captives, mostly children and…

Midday Roundup: Boston awaits verdict in Tsarnaev trial

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Deliberations. Jurors in the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzokhar Tsarnaev are deciding his fate. The jury is in deliberations after Monday’s…

Crystal Cathedral founder Robert Schuller dies

By Leigh Jones
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Obituary | The Rev. Robert H. Schuller, known for rousing sermons broadcast around the world on The Hour of Power from the iconic glass Crystal Cathedral in Southern…

Midday Roundup: Arkansas, Indiana governors want religious liberty law changes

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Backing down? Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said this morning he wants to see changes to a religious liberty law legislators passed yesterday, after previously…

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