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Kayla Mueller to family: Give your pain to God

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ISIS | UPDATE: After confirming news of her death, Kayla Jean Mueller’s family released the following letter she sent them last year while still being held captive

Midday Roundup: Grammys tone it down a tiny bit

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Newsworthy | Ode to self. Critics are saying the Grammy Awards on Sunday night were uncharacteristically staid—but mellow for the Grammys is still pretty wild. After…

Jordan calls news of American hostage death ISIS propaganda

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ISIS | UPDATE (3:35 p.m. EST): A spokesman for Jordan’s government expressed skepticism today at ISIS’s claim that a Jordanian airstrike in Syria killed an…

Midday Roundup: Defying critics, pope blesses spanking

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Newsworthy | Papal blessing.The Vatican is defending Pope Francis’ remarks supporting the use of corporal punishment for children in a way that maintains their dignity.

Midday Roundup: Social Security numbers stolen from insurance giant

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Newsworthy | Unencrypted. Health insurance giant Anthem announced Wednesday it had suffered a cybersecurity breach that compromised potentially tens of millions of…

ISIS burns Jordanian pilot alive

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ISIS | ISIS claims to have burned alive a Jordanian pilot whose jet crashed during a mission to attack the terror group. Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, 26, was the first…

Midday Roundup: Groundhogs don’t know squat about the weather

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Newsworthy | World’s worst weatherman? Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog of the day, saw his shadow this morning in Pennsylvania, predicting, as the tradition goes,

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…

Judges stays Alabama marriage ruling

By Lynde Langdon
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Marriage | UPDATE (9:45 a.m. EST, Jan. 26): The judge who struck down Alabama’s marriage law Friday issued a stay of her decision for two weeks, giving the state…

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