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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Afghanistan hits roadblock in path to peace

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/16/20, 10:45 am

An end to the war within Afghanistan seems as far away as ever despite the United States and Taliban signing a peace deal last month. The Afghan government on Saturday postponed the release of 1,500 Taliban prisoners, a precondition for getting intra-Afghan negotiations started. Political turmoil at the highest levels of the Afghan government and the threat of the new coronavirus have cast even more doubt on the tenuous peace process.

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Biden, Sanders keep their distance

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/16/20, 10:06 am

The leading Democratic presidential candidates stood 6 feet apart Sunday night and argued their positions in a CNN studio with no audience. After greeting each other with an elbow bump, former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., each explained why he would make the best president in a time of crisis like the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Trump declares coronavirus emergency

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/13/20, 04:41 pm

Early next week, Americans who think they might have COVID-19 can access a screening website and drive-through testing centers in parking lots of major retailers and pharmacies, President Donald Trump announced on Friday. He declared the outbreak of the disease caused by the new coronavirus a national emergency and laid out changes to the nation’s healthcare system as a result. The federal government will relax numerous regulations on hospitals and doctors so they can make quick decisions without limits on how, when, or where they provide care for patients.

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