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Wheaton cuts ties with Hastert amid misconduct allegations

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Corruption | Wheaton College announced late Sunday it would remove Dennis Hastert’s name from its Center for Economics, Government, and Public Policy building after…

Midday Roundup: IRS hack attack strips data from 100,000 taxpayers

Midday Roundup: IRS hack attack strips data from 100,000 taxpayers

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Newsworthy | Tax hack. Congress is demanding answers after officials with the Internal Revenue Service admitted part of the agency’s website was hacked earlier this…

Midday Roundup: Texas-sized deluge spreads Lone Star State misery

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Newsworthy | Too much. Heavy rain and flooding continue to plague Texas today as Houston residents scrambled for higher ground amid some of the worst street flooding in…

TLC pulls 19 Kids over Josh Duggar misconduct scandal

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Newsworthy | UPDATE: TLC announced today it has pulled 19 Kids and Counting from its schedule. The move comes less than 24 hours after news broke of sexual misconduct…

Midday Roundup: California crews work to clean oiled beaches, wildlife

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Newsworthy | Befouled beaches. Clean-up crews in Santa Barbara, Calif., are working to minimize the damage of as many as 105,000 gallons of crude oil that leaked from an…

Appeals court rules against Notre Dame in healthcare mandate fight

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Healthcare Mandate | The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today denied the University of Notre Dame’s request for immediate relief from Obamacare’s contraceptive and…

Midday Roundup: Christian bakery in Belfast loses cake case

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Newsworthy | No regrets. A judge in Northern Ireland has ruled against bakery owners who declined to make a cake decorated with the words “Support Gay Marriage.”

U.S. raid kills top ISIS commander

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ISIS | U.S. commandos conducting a rare ground raid in Syria overnight killed Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) leader Abu Sayyaf, captured his wife, and freed a Yazidi…

Midday Roundup: Officials probe cause of deadly Amtrak derailment

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Newsworthy | Deadly derailment. Six people died late Tuesday when an Amtrak train traveling from Washington, D.C., to New York City derailed in Philadelphia. Another six…

Midday Roundup: Another quake shakes Nepal

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Newsworthy | Still shaking. Another earthquake rattled Nepal this morning. According to officials, the death toll stands at 42 and counting. At least three people in India…

Midday Roundup: Singing hymns, convicts face Indonesian firing squad

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Newsworthy | Joyful in death. Indonesia on Tuesday executed seven men convicted of smuggling drugs out of the country. At the last minute, the government pardoned the one…

Baltimore official: The curfew worked, the city is stable

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Police | UPDATE: Baltimore police made only 10 arrests last night as a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew kept most people off the streets. A few protestors gathered at the site…

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