Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital’s managing editor and reports on popular and fine arts. She lives in Wichita, Kan., with her husband and two daughters. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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Iran denies Trump’s claim about drone

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/19/19, 10:15 am

UPDATE: The Iranian military said Friday that all its drones had returned safely to their bases the previous day, contradicting a claim by President Donald Trump that a U.S. warship destroyed an unmanned Iranian aircraft Thursday. “We have not lost any drone in the Strait of Hormuz nor anywhere else,” tweeted Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi.

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Notorious drug lord sentenced to life in prison

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/17/19, 11:42 am

A federal judge in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Wednesday sentenced Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to life in prison plus 30 years. The 62-year-old drug lord, who led an army of gangsters and an elaborate corruption operation in Mexico, was brought to the United States to stand trial after he twice escaped from Mexican prisons. The evidence showed that under Guzman’s orders, the Sinaloa cartel smuggled close to 200 tons of cocaine and other drugs into the United States and kidnapped, tortured, and murdered anyone who got in the way.

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Joni and Friends

Eareckson Tada says she’s cancer-free

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/15/19, 12:44 pm

Joni Eareckson Tada, a Christian author and advocate for people with disabilities, announced last week that she was cancer-free after a second battle with the disease. “The Lord was gracious and heard the desire of our hearts—last Friday’s PET scan shows that my second tumor that was removed last November … did not metastasize!” Tada wrote on her website Tuesday. “Given the aggressive nature of that reoccurring cancer, this news is quite miraculous.”

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