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Midday Roundup: American missionary with Ebola in ‘grave condition’

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Newsworthy | Terrifying. A Texas doctor communicating with a medical missionary in Liberia via email told The Associated Press his friend is in “grave condition”and is…

4th Circuit: Virginia gay marriage ban an ‘impermissible infringement’

By Leigh Jones
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Marriage | A federal court in Virginia struck down that state’s traditional marriage law this morning, striding lock-step with other courts who have ruled same-sex…

Another ruling undercuts traditional marriage in Colorado

By Leigh Jones
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Marriage | A federal judge in Denver struck down Colorado’s traditional marriage law on Wednesday, following a precedent set by a state judge earlier this…

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

By Leigh Jones
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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

By Leigh Jones
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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…

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