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Midday Roundup: Senate serves up Keystone bill for veto test

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Newsworthy | Ready to rumble. The Senate approved a bill with bipartisan support Thursday that would complete construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Hours earlier,

Midday Roundup: American Bible Society announces move to Philly

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Newsworthy | Relocation. American Bible Society (ABS) announced Wednesday it is relocating its headquarters to the heart of Philadelphia from the historic “Bible…

Josh Harris leaves pulpit to attend seminary

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Religion | Best-selling author Joshua Harris announced Sunday he is stepping down as lead pastor of Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, Md., to go to seminary.

Midday Roundup: California issues Boy Scout ban for judges

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Newsworthy | Forced resignation. A California ethics committee has barred state judges from volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America, saying the group practices…

Midday Roundup: Going to Disneyland? Make sure you’ve had your shots

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Newsworthy | Sick days. Health officials in California this week warned people who have not been vaccinated for measles to stay away from Disneyland in Anaheim, the…

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah dies at age 90

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Obituary | Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, the powerful U.S. ally who ruled the Islamic regime for the past 20 years, has died, according to Saudi state TV. He was 90.

Midday Roundup: Nagmeh Abedini ‘hopeful’ after meeting with Obama

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Newsworthy | Renewed hope. President Barack Obama assured Nagmeh Abedini in person Wednesday that returning her imprisoned husband to the United States from Iran was a top…

Midday Roundup: Obama finally agrees to meet Pastor Saeed’s family

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Newsworthy | In person. After trying for two years to get an audience with President Barack Obama, Nagmeh Abedini and her two children will meet with him today in their…

Midday Roundup: NSA infiltrates North Korean computer system

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Newsworthy | In the know. The U.S. government could identify North Korea as the perpetrator of the hack attack against Sony because the National Security Agency has been…

A time for sober reflection

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Race Issues | Forty-six years after Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, America still struggles with racial tension and divisions

Midday Roundup: CDC confirms this year’s flu shot failed

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Newsworthy | Minimal protection. This year’s flu shot is only 23 percent effective at preventing the virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

Midday Roundup: FBI thwarts alleged attack inspired by ISIS

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Newsworthy | Motive and means? A 20-year-old Ohio man plotted a lone-wolf terror attack on the U.S. Capitol and purchased the guns to carry it out, authorities claim. FBI…

 
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