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Shooter kills student at Portland high school

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Shooting | Police in a Portland, Ore., suburb say a gunman shot and killed a high school student this morning, shortly after classes began on what was supposed to be the…

Midday Roundup: Friendly fire kills five U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan

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Newsworthy | Deadly day. Five American soldiers died in what military officials are describing as a friendly fire incident in a remote southern province of Afghanistan.

Seattle Pacific University student stopped gunman, saved lives

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Shooting | UPDATE (June 6, 10:30 a.m.): Officials are hailing a Seattle Pacific University student as a hero for his role in subduing a 26-year-old gunman who came…

Midday Roundup: Hailey cancels Bergdahl’s homecoming celebration after backlash

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Newsworthy | Illegal exchange? Did the Obama administration break the law by not giving Congress sufficient notice of a prisoner exchange with the Taliban? Democrats are…

Taliban frees U.S. soldier held captive for almost five years

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Military | Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the only U.S. soldier held captive in Afghanistan, is free today after the Obama administration agreed to release five Afghan detainees…

Midday Roundup: VA Secretary Shinseki surrenders

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Newsworthy | Moving on. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki resigned today amid the ongoing scandal involving wait times and quality of care at the hospitals and…

Midday Roundup: Snowden, super spy or super geek?

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Newsworthy | Snowden, super spy. Edward Snowden is back in the news, making grandiose claims about his own importance. During an interview with Brian Williams for NBC…

Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to die gives birth to a baby girl in jail

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Persecution | The Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to die for refusing to recant her faith gave birth this morning in a Khartoum prison to a baby girl she named Maya.

Midday Roundup: In Afghanistan, Obama thanks troops in person

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Newsworthy | Memorial Day. President Barack Obama made a surprise and very quick visit to Afghanistan on Sunday to mark what could be the last Memorial Day with a…

Midday Roundup: Tennessee to bring back ‘The Chair’

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Newsworthy |  Old Sparky’s back. Tennessee is going to avoid all of those messy execution problems other states are having with lethal injections by bringing back…

Pennsylvania governor won’t appeal gay marriage ruling

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Marriage | Pennsylvania’s Republican governor announced today he will not appeal yesterday’s ruling that struck down the state’s voter-approved ban on same-sex…

Pennsylvania marriage law becomes latest court casualty

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Marriage | Pennsylvania’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage became the latest law felled by a federal judge on Tuesday. “We now join the 12 federal district…

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