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Midday Roundup: Hijacker orders plane to Sochi with bomb threat

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Newsworthy | Hijacking attempt. A passenger on board a Pegasus Airlines flight between Kharkhov, Ukraine, and Istanbul tried to force the plane to divert to Sochi, Russia,

Midday Roundup: Too rich to go to jail

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Newsworthy | Coddled? A Texas judge has reaffirmed her December decision to give a teen who pleaded guilty to four counts of intoxication manslaughter 10 years of…

Midday Roundup: When small-scale stardom isn’t enough, try politics

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Newsworthy | Candidate runner-up? Former American Idol contestant Clay Aiken has announced his bid for Congress. Aiken, a Democrat who is openly gay, will run for the…

Midday Roundup: Sandra Fluke goes from birth control to ballots

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Newsworthy | House race. Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown law school student who became a household name after urging Congress to include contraceptive coverage in Obamacare,

Midday Roundup: Obamacare exchange glitches strike again

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Newsworthy | More healthcare hiccups. In the latest round of embarrassing flubs for the Obama administration, officials have admitted the problem-plagued HealthCare.gov…

Midday Roundup: Tim Tebow becomes a Super Bowl star after all

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Newsworthy | More friendly briefs. A group of 46 pastors and other Christian thought leaders filed an amicus brief this week in support of Hobby Lobby’s appeal to the…

Holder presses for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death

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Boston Bombings | U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has authorized federal prosecutors to seek the death penalty for accused Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The two pressure…

Midday Roundup: Waxman retires, conservatives rejoice

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Newsworthy | Done. Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., is retiring after 40 years in office. That’s right. Voters sent him to Washington 20 times. Pundits describe Waxman, 74,

Midday Roundup: Frozen roads cause Southern traffic meltdown

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Newsworthy | Snow day. Hundreds of stranded motorists in Alabama and Georgia spent the night in their cars, stuck on icy roads. Although only about 3 inches of snow…

Midday Roundup: Hostile senators file friendly briefs in contraceptive mandate case

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Newsworthy | Free exercise. Four conservative U.S. senators filed a friend of the court brief at the U.S. Supreme Court today, voicing their support for businesses…

Midday Roundup: ‘General unhappiness’ might have led to mall shooting

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Newsworthy | Mall shooting. Maryland officials on Sunday identified the teen who opened fire inside a mall Saturday morning, killing two people and himself. Investigators…

Judge orders pregnant Texas woman taken off life support

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Newsworthy | A Texas judge late Friday ordered a Fort Worth hospital to take a pregnant woman off life support, condemning her baby to death. Marlise Munoz was 14 weeks…

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