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Midday Roundup: Man swept out to sea during baptism

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Newsworthy | A church’s grief. A 43-year-old man died after a wave swept him out to sea during a beach baptism Sunday in California. Pastor Maurigro Cervantes of Jesus…

Midday Roundup: Federal court sides with Texas in pro-life legal fight

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Newsworthy | Pro-life win. A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a pair of pro-life laws in Texas, ruling the laws have medical value and do not unfairly limit access…

Judge rules doctors know best in teen’s case

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Health | A Massachusetts judge ruled this week against the parents of a Connecticut teen who has been hospitalized without her mother and father’s consent for more…

Midday Roundup: Obama gets papal lesson on religious liberty

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Newsworthy | Life and liberty. Pope Francis pointed to issues of “particular relevance for the church” in the United States when he met with President Barack Obama…

Manhattan’s ‘Bible House’ going up for sale

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Religion | The American Bible Society (ABS) announced today it plans to sell its 12-story New York City headquarters. The sale of the prime real estate on Broadway in…

Midday Roundup: More than 100 missing after Washington landslide

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Newsworthy | Swept away. Officials say about 108 people are missing after a 1-square-mile landslide in Washington state on Saturday. A wall of mud and debris crashed down…

Another gay marriage ban falls in federal courts

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Marriage | A federal judge today struck down Michigan’s gay marriage ban, a law voters embraced widely just a decade ago. U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman released…

Midday Roundup: Christian professor wins case against college

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Newsworthy | Speaking out. A jury on Thursday found in favor of a professor who says the University of North Carolina at Wilmington retaliated against him for opinions he…

Midday Roundup: Trespassing teen tops One World Trade Center

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Newsworthy | Sneak attack. A 16-year-old boy snuck past a sleeping guard in the middle of the night and climbed a ladder to the spire of One World Trade Center at the site…

Obama pauses to scold Putin

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Ukraine | Russia immediately antes up with sanctions of its own

Midday Roundup: Prayers, shots in the dark in hunt for missing plane

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Newsworthy | Still missing. Investigators on the case of the missing Malaysian jetliner are trying to recover deleted files from the pilot’s home flight simulator. They…

Midday Roundup: First lawsuit filed in Harlem blast

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Newsworthy | Collateral damage. A New York City woman has sued utility provider Con Edison over the explosion that leveled two apartment buildings in East Harlem last…

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