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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German city offers 1 million euros in conspiracy contest

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/22/19, 11:04 am

Have you ever been to Bielefeld, Germany? Do you know someone who has? Those questions, posted in jest to an online chatroom in 1993, spawned one of the internet’s longest-running jokes about a real city that has embraced allegations of its non-existence. Bielefeld officials announced Wednesday they would award 1 million euros to anyone who could prove the city isn’t real.

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New leaders take over in Sudan

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/22/19, 10:46 am

Sudan hit an important milestone on the road to democracy Wednesday. A new prime minister and Sovereign Council took office as prescribed by a compromise plan between civilians and the military. Protests, violence, and uncertainty have troubled the country since the overthrow of dictator Omar al-Bashir in April.

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Self-sufficiency and the American dream

Compassion | New rule could keep immigrants who receive welfare from getting their green cards
by Charissa Koh & Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/21/19, 04:11 pm

When Emma Lazarus wrote her iconic poem “The New Colossus” in the 19th century, no public welfare system existed in the United States to help needy immigrants. “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,” she wrote, with no expectation that the tired, poor, huddled masses would get a handout from the government.

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