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Midday Roundup: More U.S. special forces headed to Syria

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Syrian deployment. President Barack Obama announced today he will send 250 more U.S. special operations forces to Syria—quadrupling the number of troops…

Midday Roundup: FBI hints at hefty bill for iPhone hack

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Entry fee. The FBI paid at least $1.3 million to contract hackers for breaking into the iPhone of San Bernardino terrorist Syed Farook, based on a statement…

Midday Roundup: Feds dig up longest drug smuggling tunnel yet

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Subterranean smuggling. U.S. officials have discovered a nearly half-mile-long underground drug tunnel—the longest ever found—connecting Tijuana, Mexico,

Harriet Tubman: Behind the face of the new $20 bill

By Onize Ohikere
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Newsworthy | Former slave and faith-driven abolitionist Harriet Tubman will be the face of the new $20 bill, becoming the first woman to appear on U.S. paper currency…

Midday Roundup: Nation’s largest insurer bails on Obamacare

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Dropping out. In a major blow to Obamacare, the nation’s largest health insurer announced it’s bailing out of the Affordable Care Act. UnitedHealth CEO…

Midday Roundup: New Yorkers vote in primary today

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Casting ballots. Voters in New York are lining up at polling places across the state to cast ballots in the Democratic and Republican presidential…

Midday Roundup: Aid effort begins in quake-ravaged Ecuador

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Plea for help. The Spanish Red Cross estimates as many as 100,000 people may need help after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake devastated coastal Ecuador over the…

Midday Roundup: Democratic debate turns up the heat in New York

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | New York minute. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders sparred over Wall Street, the minimum wage and guns in a contentious debate Thursday at the Brooklyn Navy…

Midday Roundup: CDC confirms Zika causes microcephaly

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Zika link. Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have confirmed the link between the Zika virus and severe birth defects. While…

Midday Roundup: Chinese court rules in first same-sex marriage case

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Marriage matters. A Chinese court upheld existing marriage laws in the country’s first lawsuit over same-sex marriage. A court in the Furong District, where…

Midday Roundup: Poll shows Clinton crushing Trump in November

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Unfavorable odds. A just-released Associated Press-GfK poll of more than 1,000 adults suggests Americans prefer Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary…

Midday Roundup: Springsteen boycotts N.C. over restroom bill

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | No-show. Bruce Springsteen fans in Greensboro, N.C., were disappointed this weekend after “The Boss” canceled a concert to protest a new state law. The…

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