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Midday Roundup: Stop and smell the rotting flesh

By Mickey McLean
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Newsworthy | Phew-tiful flower. Sunday at 4 p.m. a rare flower bloomed at the United States Botanic Garden Conservatory in Washington and proceeded to stink up the place.

Midday Roundup: South Africans relieved over Mandela’s improvement

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Newsworthy | Mandela improves. The South African government says that Nelson Mandela’s condition improved overnight, although he is still critical but stable. The report…

Midday Roundup: Ecuador seeks U.S. position on Snowden, in writing

By Mickey McLean
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Newsworthy | Please file in triplicate? The Ecuadorian government says it would “responsibly” review the U.S. government’s position on Edward Snowden, the former…

Supreme Court strikes down DOMA, but passes on Prop 8

By Mickey McLean
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Supreme Court | UPDATE (10: 50 a.m.): The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 vote Wednesday, ruled that proponents of California’s Proposition 8, which is a state constitutional…

Midday Roundup: Putin says Snowden a ‘free man’ at Russian airport

By Mickey McLean
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Newsworthy | Where’s Snowden? Russian President Vladimir Putin told reporters in Finland today that fugitive National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden is a “free…

Midday Roundup: Nelson Mandela’s condition worsens

By Mickey McLean
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Newsworthy | Mandela critical. Over the weekend, Nelson Mandela’s condition was downgraded to critical, and the family of the 94-year-old former South African president…

They don’t make TV shows like this any more

By Mickey McLean
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Television | I’m a big fan of old TV sitcoms from the black-and-white era. I’ve even been a member of The Andy Griffith Show Rerun Watchers Club for more than 30 years.

Officials begin to assess damage in Oklahoma

By Mickey McLean
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Weather | UPDATE (12:25 p.m.): Officials now report that nine people have died and more than six dozen people injured in last night's storms in and around Oklahoma…

Midday Roundup: Bachmann rival now sees no reason to run

By Mickey McLean
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Newsworthy | No Bachmann, no race: Now that Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., has announced she would not seek reelection, her political rival, Democrat Jim Graves, is…

Midday Roundup: Obama reminds Americans of soldiers still in Afghanistan

By Mickey McLean
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Newsworthy | Remembering those still fighting: After laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, President Barack Obama, in a speech at Arlington National Cemetery in…

Search and rescue efforts continue in Oklahoma

By Mickey McLean & Whitney Williams
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Disaster | UPDATE (10:25 a.m.): Officials now say 24 people are confirmed dead after Monday's massive twister. Seven of those are children. The medical examiner blamed…

Obama administration releases Benghazi documents

By Mickey McLean
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Benghazi Attack | The White House is releasing 100 pages of emails and notes tied to the Obama administration's response to the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in…

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