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New HHS contraceptive rules for nonprofits fail court test

By Lynde Langdon
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Healthcare Mandate | A federal judge in Florida ruled the Obama administration’s latest exemption policy for nonprofit organizations that object to the contraceptive mandate…

Midday Roundup: Methodists reinstate pastor after gay marriage dispute

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Refrocked. The Judicial Council of the United Methodist Church (UMC) has voted to reinstate Pastor Frank Schaefer, who was defrocked last December after…

Dallas nurse declared Ebola-free

By Lynde Langdon & Leigh Jones
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Ebola Virus | Nina Pham, the Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola while treating the only U.S. patient to die of the deadly virus, is cured and was released today from the…

Midday roundup: Was hatchet attack on NYPD terrorism?

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Questionable motives. A Queens resident attacked four rookie New York Police Department officers with a hatchet Thursday, wounding two of them before he was…

Midday Roundup: U.S. delivers justice for Iraqis slain by Blackwater guards

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Long time coming. A federal jury in Washington on Wednesday convicted four former Blackwater security guards of slaughtering innocent Iraqis in 2007. The…

North Korea releases American detainee

By Lynde Langdon
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North Korea | North Korea has released American detainee Jeffrey Fowle, who was arrested there nearly six months ago, the State Department said Tuesday. Fowle, 56, of…

Midday Roundup: Pakistan upholds death penalty for Christian mom

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Wrongful death sentence. An appeals court in Pakistan last week upheld the death sentence for a Christian mother accused of insulting the prophet Muhammad.

The war on Ebola gets a general, the WHO admits it failed

By Lynde Langdon
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Ebola Virus | Leading the way. President Barack Obama has named a longtime Washington administrator as the czar of the government’s response to the Ebola virus. Ron Klain…

Midday Roundup: Pot candy puts the ‘trick’ in ‘trick-or-treat’

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | A bad boo. With Halloween just around the corner, Denver police are warning parents to beware of candy infused with marijuana. Reuters reports that many…

Hijacking the plains

By Lynde Langdon
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Campaign 2014 | Independent Greg Orman is giving incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts the race of his life—and the national Republican Party headaches

Midday Roundup: CDC scrambles to keep up with Ebola

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | On the move. The second nurse from a Dallas hospital who tested positive for the Ebola virus has been transferred to a hospital in Atlanta for treatment.

Midday Roundup: Missionary doc gives blood to nurse with Ebola

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Health scare. The Dallas nurse infected with the Ebola virus has received a blood transfusion from Dr. Kent Brantly, a Samaritan’s Purse missionary doctor…

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