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Midday Roundup: Cantor prepares to exit stage right

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Unseated. House majority leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., announced yesterday he will step down from his leadership position in Congress in light of his defeat in…

Did a Virginia Democrat orchestrate a GOP statehouse coup?

By Lynde Langdon
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Politics | The resignation of a Virginia state senator gives Republicans the means to steamroll the state’s controversial expansion of Medicaid. Republicans insist the…

Midday Roundup: Here comes Hillary, but where’s she headed next?

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | On tour. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton kicks off a mega book tour today to promote her new memoir Hard Choices . The tour will last several months…

Midday Roundup: Dirty kids might be healthier kids

Midday Roundup: Dirty kids might be healthier kids

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Let them eat dirt. That joke about building up your kids’ immune systems by letting them get dirty might have some truth to it, a new study finds. Kids in…

Midday roundup: Tea party gets an edge in Mississippi primary

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Republican coup? A tea party-backed candidate is headed for a runoff with six-term Republican Sen. Thad Cochran after yesterday’s primary in Mississippi.

Midday Roundup: Will Bowe Bergdahl be tried for desertion?

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | On the defense. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the media not to assume the military will overlook accusations that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl deserted…

Midday Roundup: Joel Osteen takes over the airwaves

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | All Osteen, all the time. Joel Osteen, pastor of the giant Lakewood Church in Houston, is getting his own channel on SiriusXM satellite radio. The station…

Midday Roundup: Appeals court deflects another atheist attack

Midday Roundup: Appeals court deflects another atheist attack

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Atheists overruled. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the words “In God We Trust” can remain on U.S. currency. The decision was the fifth time a…

Midday Roundup: Pakistani family stones daughter in front of court

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Honor killing. The family of a Pakistani woman stoned her to death in public after she defied them to marry the man she loved. Nearly 20 members of the…

Is MERS the next big global health threat?

By Lynde Langdon
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Health | A Illinois businessman walked away from a 40-minute meeting at the beginning of May with something unexpected: a case of a novel Middle Eastern virus. The…

Midday Roundup: The U.S. military's hot, nuclear mess

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Loose nukes. There are 450 nuclear missiles locked away in silos around the United States, and the unit tasked with guarding them is a hot mess. An…

Democrats agree to participate in GOP-led Benghazi panel

By Kent Covington & Lynde Langdon
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Benghazi | House Democrats have decided to participate in the Republican-led inquiry into the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on Americans in Benghazi, Libya. In a brief…

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