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Midday Roundup: Hawaii hunkers down for some wild weekend weather

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Newsworthy | Stocking up. Residents and tourists are bracing for two storms barreling toward Hawaii, as forecasters predict flash floods, mudslides, and big wind gusts.

Midday Roundup: Afghan shooter kills U.S. major general in insider attack

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Newsworthy | Insider attack. An Afghan soldier opened fire at a military training facility today, killing a U.S. Army major general, the highest-ranking officer to die in…

Former White House press secretary James Brady dies

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Obituary | James Brady, the former White House press secretary injured during an assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan in 1981, died today at age 73. After being shot…

Missionary doctor arrives in Atlanta for Ebola treatment

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Health | Dr. Kent Brantly, one of the American missionaries infected with Ebola while working in Liberia, arrived in Atlanta on Saturday afternoon. The private medical…

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’

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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

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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

By Leigh Jones
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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

By Leigh Jones
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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…

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