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Midday Roundup: Britain raises threat level amid fears terrorism will spread from Syria

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Newsworthy | Heightened security. Conflict escalation in Iraq and Syria led Britain to raise its terror threat level from substantial to severe Friday. The new threat…

Culture of apathy allowed U.K. child abuse ring to flourish

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Child Sexual Abuse | Fear, apathy, and selfishness led civil authorities in an English borough to look the other way as hundreds of children were sexually abused, according a…

Midday Roundup: Did a Utah judge just legalize polygamy?

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Newsworthy | Cohabitation compromise. A Utah judge handed a resounding legal victory to the polyamorous family that stars in the TLC reality show Sister Wives . The Brown…

Midday Roundup: Napa wineries clean up after quake

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Newsworthy | Shaken, not stirred. Business owners in Napa Valley are assessing damages after a 6.0-magnitude earthquake early Sunday morning. About 120 people received…

Midday Roundup: Combating the Islamic State’s ‘apocalyptic’ vision

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Newsworthy | Shock and awe. Speaking at a news conference Thursday, U.S. defense leaders called ISIS, the terror group scourging northern Iraq, the most dangerous threat…

Florida judge strikes down marriage amendment

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Marriage | A federal judge Thursday afternoon declared unconstitutional Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage. Repeating an argument made by many other federal judges,

Midday Roundup: U.S. tried to rescue ISIS captives earlier this summer

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Newsworthy | Secret mission. The White House acknowledged yesterday that it tried and failed to rescue journalist James Foley and other American hostages held by ISIS…

National Guard summoned to Ferguson

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Police | Troops needed as confrontations escalate between police and protesters over the shooting of Michael Brown

Midday Roundup: Is Rick Perry a criminal or victim of politics?

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Newsworthy | Undeterred. Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to continue his unofficial presidential campaign despite a grand jury’s indictment of him Friday for abuse of power.

Midday Roundup: Former Covenant Life Church member sentenced for abuse

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Newsworthy | Life in prison. A judge on Thursday sentenced a former member of Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, Md., to 40 years in prison for sexually abusing…

A change of tone in Ferguson

By Lynde Langdon
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Police | Amid calls for more government accountability, Ferguson, Mo., police have named the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown on Saturday. Outside a…

Al-Maliki steps down as Iraqi prime minister

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Iraq | The Shiite leader’s eight-year tenure was marked by political strife

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