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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Atlanta officers protest murder charges

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 6/18/20, 06:24 pm

Police officers in Atlanta walked off their shifts and refused to respond to calls because they felt “abandoned, betrayed, used in a political game,” said Vince Champion, southeast regional director for the International Brotherhood of Police Officers. On Wednesday, Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard announced felony murder charges against former Officer Garrett Rolfe in the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks on Friday.

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India says 20 killed in fighting with China

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 6/16/20, 05:13 pm

The Indian and Chinese troops who fought over a disputed border high in the Himalayas pounded each other with fists and rocks in sub-zero temperatures. The Indian army on Tuesday raised the death toll from the battle to 20 and said 17 soldiers received critical injuries.

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Supreme Court sides with LGBT employees

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 6/15/20, 12:12 pm

Three employers who fired homosexual or transgender workers unlawfully discriminated against them on the basis of sex, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday. The decision expands the definition of “sex” in Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act to include sexual orientation and gender identity. One of the employers in the case was a Christian funeral home whose owners said a male employee’s dressing as a woman at work would disturb bereaved families and violate their religious convictions about gender.

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