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Midday Roundup: 21.5 million people lost data in government hack

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Newsworthy | Fessing up. The Obama administration admitted on Thursday the hack attack at the Office of Personnel Management affected many, many more federal employees…

Midday Roundup: Sun sets on Confederate flag in South Carolina

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Newsworthy | Coming down. A spokesman for South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said the Confederate flag flying on the state Capitol grounds will be removed during a ceremony…

Midday Roundup: Federal agent’s gun used in San Francisco murder

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Newsworthy | Bad policy. The illegal immigrant who shot and killed a woman on a busy San Francisco pier last week used a gun stolen from a federal agent in June. Juan…

Kansas governor protects pastors from lawsuits over gay weddings

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Religious Liberty | Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback issued an executive order today protecting clergy and churches from lawsuits over their refusal to participate in same-sex…

Midday Roundup: Tennessee clerks resign over gay marriage

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Newsworthy | Taking a stand. The mayor of Decatur County, Tenn., has appointed a new county clerk after the entire clerk’s office staff resigned last week over their…

Midday Roundup: Greeks refuse more austerity, await EU reaction

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Newsworthy | Greek drama. Greece wades neck-deep into uncharted waters after voters said “no” to the nation’s creditors. The European creditors propping up the…

Oregon orders Christian bakery owners to pay $135,000 fine

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Religious Liberty | Oregon’s labor commissioner has ordered the owners of a Portland-area bakery to pay $135,000 in damages to a lesbian couple for whom they declined to bake a…

Jim Webb sidesteps into the Democratic presidential race

Jim Webb sidesteps into the Democratic presidential race

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Politics | Former one-term U.S. Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia made a low-key entry into the Democratic presidential race today with an announcement on his campaign website.

Midday Roundup: U.S., Cuba friends again after 54-year breakup

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Newsworthy | Friends again. The United States and Cuba will formally restore diplomatic relations today, a historic move first announced in December. This morning, the…

Midday Roundup: Greece slides toward debt default

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Newsworthy | Dead beat. Greek Finance Minster Yanis Varoufakis said his country does not intend to make the debt payment it owes international and European creditors by…

Supreme Court puts part of Texas abortion law on hold

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Supreme Court | The U.S. Supreme Court today granted an emergency appeal from Texas abortionists trying to stop their state from enforcing regulations adopted in 2013. The…

Police kill one escaped convict, search for other continues

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Crime | Police in New York fatally shot escaped murderer Richard Matt this afternoon, hours after search teams discovered signs of the fugitives about 30 miles from…

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