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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Notre Dame donations enflame protests

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 4/20/19, 11:24 am

French yellow vest protesters marched through Paris on Saturday to demand economic reforms to help the working poor as the government prepares to rebuild the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral. The $1 billion in donations that has poured in to restore the iconic Paris landmark, which sustained heavy damage in a fire Monday, has angered many French people who struggle to make ends meet. Some protesters set small fires and threw rocks at police, who responded with tear gas in the Place de la Republique.

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Parents who shackled, starved children get life sentences

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 4/19/19, 04:31 pm

A California couple who for years starved a dozen of their children and kept some shackled to beds were sentenced Friday to life in prison. Police in Perris, Calif., arrested David and Louise Turpin in January 2018 after one of their daughters escaped the home and called 911 for help. The Turpins claimed to be homeschooling their children at the house in suburban Los Angeles, where neighbors said they saw no signs of abuse. But when deputies arrived, they found a 22-year-old son chained to a bed and two girls who had just been set free from shackles.

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When the music fades

Entertainment | Beyoncé tries to rewrite all the rules
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 4/19/19, 03:57 pm

Devoted fans of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, who have dubbed themselves the “Beyhive,” rejoiced this week when the singer released another surprise album. This one, called Homecoming, was recorded during her two landmark performances at the 2018 Coachella music festival, along with a two-hour-and-17-minute Netflix documentary filmed before and during the event.

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