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Midday Roundup: Eric Cantor bails on last few months in office

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Leaving early. A day after Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., stepped down as House Majority Leader, he told the Richmond Times-Dispatch he will not complete his term in…

The cancer war America is losing

By Lynde Langdon
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Health | The ribbon-wearing, race-running war to prevent cancer is working little-by-little for almost every major kind of cancer except skin cancer. This week, the…

Midday Roundup: Boehner to Obama, ‘See you in court’

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Legal battle. A sharply divided House of Representatives approved on Wednesday a Republican plan to sue President Barack Obama, accusing him of overstepping…

Midday Roundup: EU, U.S. clamp down on cash flow to Russia

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Cut off. The United States and European Union on Tuesday enacted new sanctions against Russia in an attempt to stymie its economy. The sanctions hammer the…

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…

 
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