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Midday Roundup: New Year’s celebrations kick off around the world

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Newsworthy | Ringing it in. Worldwide New Year’s celebrations kicked off in the Southern Hemisphere earlier today with fireworks, concerts, and public parties. Sydney…

Midday Roundup: Debris, bodies found at site of AirAsia crash

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Newsworthy | Search over. Search teams have located the AirAsia 8501 crash site and have begun recovering debris and bodies from the water. The plane, en route from…

Midday Roundup: Search finds no sign of missing AirAsia plane

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Newsworthy | Another missing plane. Search crews are once again scouring the seas for signs of a missing Malaysian passenger jet. The AirAsia flight on route from…

Midday Roundup: Remembering a giant, deadly wave

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Newsworthy | Somber day. Today, people in India, Thailand, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia marked the 10th anniversary of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami that killed 226,000 people…

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

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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…

Midday Roundup: Will internet outage sideline North Korean hackers?

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Newsworthy | Back online. North Koreans have internet access again after an outage many suspect the United States orchestrated. White House officials remain mum about the…

Boko Haram kidnaps another 185 women and children

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Nigeria | The Nigerian militant group Boko Haram kidnapped another 185 women and children from a village in the country’s north earlier this week. Before driving off…

Midday Roundup: Judge rules immigration action unconstitutional

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Newsworthy | Meaningless victory? A federal judge in Pennsylvania ruled Tuesday that parts of President Barack Obama’s executive orders on immigration are…

Obama on Cuba: Isolation has not worked

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Cuba | Although well-intentioned, U.S. policy has not succeeded in taking down the Castro administration, Obama said

Midday Roundup: Congress effuses Christmas spirit in bipartisan spending bill

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Newsworthy | Let’s make a deal. Leaders in the House and Senate reached a deal yesterday to keep the government funded with a $1 trillion spending package. Congress has…

Midday Roundup: Six more detainees released from Guantanamo

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Newsworthy | Free men. The U.S. government has released six more prisoners from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, sending them to resettle in Uruguay. The men—four Syrians,

Midday Roundup: Airbag maker fights recall push

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Newsworthy | Recall woes. Japanese auto parts manufacturer Takata told U.S. regulators yesterday it did not have enough evidence to justify a nationwide recall of airbags…

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