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Midday Roundup: Comcast merger falls apart to the delight of Netflix

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Newsworthy | No deal. Cable giant Comcast confirmed today it no longer wants to buy the No. 2 company in the industry, Time Warner. If the $45.2 billion merger had gone…

Midday Roundup: U.S. kills American hostage in al-Qaeda strike

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Newsworthy | Hostage deaths. A U.S. counterterrorism strike killed two Western hostages earlier this year, the White House said today. The military did not…

Midday Roundup: FBI busts would-be terrorists trying to join ISIS

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Newsworthy | Death plot. The FBI arrested six people in San Diego and Minneapolis on Sunday for attempting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State (ISIS). The arrests…

Midday Roundup: Bombing victims oppose death penalty for Tsarnaev

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Newsworthy | Plea for mercy. The parents of the youngest person killed in the Boston Marathon bombing have asked federal prosecutors not to seek the death penalty for…

Medicare overhaul could mean higher costs for everyone

Medicare overhaul could mean higher costs for everyone

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Healthcare | A bipartisan effort to fix longstanding problems with Medicare passed the Senate on Tuesday with a hefty price tag attached. Though the changes will…

Midday Roundup: Most tax filers will get refunds, IRS says

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Newsworthy | Tax day. Today is the annual deadline for filing individual income tax returns, and the IRS says about 78 percent of income-tax filers this year qualified for…

Midday Roundup: Jordan Spieth wins Masters with record score

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Newsworthy | Fresh faces. Twenty-one-year-old Jordan Spieth won the Masters golf tournament Sunday, beating 25-year-old Rory McIlroy, the favorite who lost early with a…

Investigators: S.C. police shooting was suspicious before video emerged

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Police | State investigators in South Carolina suspected foul play in the police shooting of Walter Scott even before they obtained a cellphone video of the…

Midday Roundup: College mourns basketball player who fought cancer

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Newsworthy | Hoop dreams. A 19-year-old woman who fought through cancer to play college basketball died this morning. Lauren Hill learned she had a terminal brain tumor…

Midday Roundup: Latest police shooting fuels body camera debate

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Newsworthy | On the air. The police shooting in South Carolina of an unarmed African-American man and the officer’s subsequent arrest have led to renewed calls for…

Tsarnaev guilty on all counts in Boston bombings

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Boston Bombings | Nearly two years after he and his brother bombed the finish line of the Boston Marathon, a jury found Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty of capital murder. His trial…

Midday Roundup: Fraternity plans legal action against Rolling Stone

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Newsworthy | Unreliable sources. Rolling Stone magazine officially retracted its November article describing a campus rape at the University of Virginia that had far-reaching…

 
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