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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Rage engulfs U.S. cities

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 5/31/20, 12:07 am

Mayors and governors across the United States declared states of emergency, deployed National Guard troops, and set curfews Saturday, but people still took to the streets in fury over the deaths of African Americans in police custody. By Saturday night, police had arrested at least 1,400 protesters in various cities, some of them for attempted murder of police officers. Rioters and bystanders sustained injuries in the chaos.

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Supreme Court upholds some church restrictions

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 5/30/20, 06:00 pm

South Bay United Pentecostal Church must limit its in-person worship services to 100 people after the U.S. Supreme Court denied its emergency appeal. The San Diego–area congregation sued to block California’s coronavirus-related restrictions limiting church attendance to 25 percent capacity with a maximum of 100. Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the four liberal justices in rejecting the appeal late on Friday.

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Manned SpaceX rocket launches from Florida

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 5/30/20, 04:45 pm

Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are the first astronauts to fly into space from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., in nearly a decade. The two NASA astronauts blasted off at 3:22 p.m. EDT on Saturday aboard a rocket designed and built by the U.S. company SpaceX. They docked with the International Space Station and boarded it early on Sunday.

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