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Jordan calls news of American hostage death ISIS propaganda

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ISIS | UPDATE (3:35 p.m. EST): A spokesman for Jordan’s government expressed skepticism today at ISIS’s claim that a Jordanian airstrike in Syria killed an…

Midday Roundup: Defying critics, pope blesses spanking

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Newsworthy | Papal blessing.The Vatican is defending Pope Francis’ remarks supporting the use of corporal punishment for children in a way that maintains their dignity.

Midday Roundup: Social Security numbers stolen from insurance giant

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Newsworthy | Unencrypted. Health insurance giant Anthem announced Wednesday it had suffered a cybersecurity breach that compromised potentially tens of millions of…

ISIS burns Jordanian pilot alive

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ISIS | ISIS claims to have burned alive a Jordanian pilot whose jet crashed during a mission to attack the terror group. Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, 26, was the first…

Midday Roundup: Groundhogs don’t know squat about the weather

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Newsworthy | World’s worst weatherman? Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog of the day, saw his shadow this morning in Pennsylvania, predicting, as the tradition goes,

Midday Roundup: Senate serves up Keystone bill for veto test

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Newsworthy | Ready to rumble. The Senate approved a bill with bipartisan support Thursday that would complete construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Hours earlier,

Midday Roundup: American Bible Society announces move to Philly

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Newsworthy | Relocation. American Bible Society (ABS) announced Wednesday it is relocating its headquarters to the heart of Philadelphia from the historic “Bible…

Josh Harris leaves pulpit to attend seminary

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Religion | Best-selling author Joshua Harris announced Sunday he is stepping down as lead pastor of Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, Md., to go to seminary.

Midday Roundup: California issues Boy Scout ban for judges

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Newsworthy | Forced resignation. A California ethics committee has barred state judges from volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America, saying the group practices…

Judges stays Alabama marriage ruling

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Marriage | UPDATE (9:45 a.m. EST, Jan. 26): The judge who struck down Alabama’s marriage law Friday issued a stay of her decision for two weeks, giving the state…

Midday Roundup: Going to Disneyland? Make sure you’ve had your shots

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Newsworthy | Sick days. Health officials in California this week warned people who have not been vaccinated for measles to stay away from Disneyland in Anaheim, the…

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah dies at age 90

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Obituary | Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, the powerful U.S. ally who ruled the Islamic regime for the past 20 years, has died, according to Saudi state TV. He was 90.

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