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Appeals court saves last Mississippi abortion center from closure

By Lynde Langdon
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Abortion | A federal appeals court panel ruled today that a Mississippi law that would close the state’s only abortion facility is unconstitutional. The three-judge…

Will Congress fork over $17 billion to fix the VA?

By Lynde Langdon
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Government | Congress will pay for some veterans to get care from private doctors as part of proposed reforms to the Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare system. The…

Midday Roundup: Palin-vision coming to a computer near you

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Small screen star. Can’t get enough Sarah Palin? For $9.95 a month, consumers can access her new online channel, billed as a “direct connection” between…

Midday Roundup: Central American leaders talk border crisis

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Immigration summit. The leaders of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras will meet with President Barack Obama today to troubleshoot the flood of unaccompanied…

Midday Roundup: Witnesses dispute claims Arizona inmate suffered during execution

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Unusual, yes, but cruel? Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has ordered a review of Wednesday’s execution of convicted murderer Joseph Rudolph Wood. The execution…

Midday Roundup: Smoker’s widow gets billions in damages

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Sending a message. A Pensacola, Fla., jury awarded $23.6 billion late Friday to the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer. The verdict against…

Ukraine conflict slowing crash investigation

By Leigh Jones & Lynde Langdon
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Ukraine | Separatists accused of removing evidence, blocking access to the wreckage

Expanding the non-smoking section to cars, for kids’ sake

Expanding the non-smoking section to cars, for kids’ sake

By Lynde Langdon
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Health | After five minutes, a single cigarette burning in a car generates a higher concentration of smoke than can be found many bar rooms, and that’s no…

Midday Roundup: Migrants blame U.S. policy for border surge

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Immigration misinformation. Unchecked violence in Central America is not the chief cause of the surge of unaccompanied minors crossing the border, according…

Appeals court strikes down Oklahoma marriage law

By Lynde Langdon
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Marriage | The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has declared Oklahoma’s traditional marriage laws unconstitutional, repeating a ruling it issued in a Utah case just…

Judge rules Florida same-sex couples can marry in the Keys

By Lynde Langdon
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Marriage | A county judge in the Florida Keys ruled today that same-sex couples could marry in his jurisdiction starting next week. Circuit Judge Luis M. Garcia agreed…

Midday Roundup: Judge declares California’s death penalty unconstitutional

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Overruled. A federal judge in California ruled Wednesday that the state’s death penalty is unconstitutional. The system’s numerous delays and lengthy…

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