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Task force: America needs prisons that work

By Evan Wilt
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Prison | WASHINGTON—A bipartisan congressional task force on Tuesday recommended reforms to reduce the federal prison population by 60,000 and save taxpayers more…

Midday Roundup: East Coast digs out after record-busting blizzard

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Winter’s weekend. Snowblowers are still busy up and down the eastern United States in the aftermath of the weekend blizzard. The storm dumped record amounts…

Digital romance became El Chapo’s undoing

By Jim Long
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Crime | Transcripts of text messages published Wednesday by the Mexican newspaper Milenio suggest the world’s most powerful drug lord may have been trapped in a web…

The politics of Obama’s gun-control push

By Cal Thomas
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Gun Rights | I’m still waiting; waiting for someone to show me how laws stop a person intent on breaking them. Daily on the roads I see people breaking speed limits…

Midday Roundup: Belgian police arrest two in New Year’s terror plot

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Thwarted. Belgian police have arrested two men suspected of plotting attacks against prominent sites in Brussels during New Year’s Eve celebrations. Police…

Midday Roundup: Trump and Clinton exchange insults

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Negative press. In his latest round of mudslinging, Donald Trump invoked a vulgar Yiddish sexual term to describe Hillary Clinton’s presidential primary…

Friend of San Bernardino shooter charged with helping terror plot

By Lynde Langdon
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San Bernardino Shooting | A man who bought the assault rifles used by his friend in the San Bernardino massacre has been charged with terrorism-related counts. As expected,

Midday Roundup: L.A., N.Y. defend opposite reactions to twin hoaxes

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Hoax hindsight. Officials with the Los Angeles Unified School District are fielding criticism of their decision to close schools Tuesday over a terror threat…

Midday Roundup: House votes to tighten visa rules to keep out terrorists

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Additional screening. With overwhelming bipartisan support, the House voted yesterday to tighten a visa waiver program in an attempt to prevent terrorists…

Midday Roundup: Britain finally joins fight against ISIS in Syria

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Keep calm and bomb on. Britain’s parliament voted Wednesday night to join its allies fighting Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) in Syria. Prime Minister…

Supreme Court hears immigrant deportation case

By Mary Reichard
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Immigration | Jorge Luna Torres moved to the United States from the Dominican Republic when he was 9 years old and has been a lawful permanent resident for three decades.

Midday Roundup: Three men arrested in rape, murder of pastor’s wife

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | In custody. Police have arrested three men, one a teenager, in the murder of an Indianapolis pastor’s wife. They are: Larry Taylor, 18; Jalen Watson, 21;

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