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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Media | On the Parkland shooting anniversary, parents criticize producers of violent video games
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/15/19, 02:41 pm

A year after the deadly high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., the Parents Television Council (PTC) is calling out the entertainment industry for ignoring pleas from parents and regulators to curb gun violence in media marketed to children.

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Trump declares emergency to fund border wall

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/15/19, 11:52 am

President Donald Trump announced Friday he is declaring a national emergency to fulfill his pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. He plans to use executive powers to bypass Congress, which approved far less money for his proposed wall than he had sought in a budget deal passed Thursday night that he is expected to sign Friday. At a news conference Friday in the White House Rose Garden, the president cited drug trafficking, violent crime, and sexual exploitation as reasons the United States needs better border security.

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Trump to sign budget, declare border emergency

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/14/19, 05:16 pm

The Senate approved a border security compromise Thursday to prevent another partial government shutdown, and the White House said President Donald Trump will sign it. The measure does not meet the president’s earlier demand for $5.7 billion to fund a wall on the U.S. southern border, but he plans to use “other executive action, including a national emergency” to fulfill his signature campaign promise, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said. The Senate approved the budget 83-16. The House plans to vote on it later in the evening.

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