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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Report: U.S. to send 1,500 more troops to Middle East

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 5/24/19, 12:34 pm

UPDATE: The Trump administration told Congress on Friday it plans to send about 1,500 more troops to the Middle East to strengthen defenses against Iran, according to a notice obtained by media outlets. The number is substantially lower than the 10,000 or more suspected on Thursday as Pentagon and White House officials met to discuss the buildup. The troops’ mission would include protecting U.S. forces already in the region and ensuring freedom of navigation, the notice said.

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Ford to downsize by 7,000 jobs

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 5/20/19, 01:40 pm

Ford announced Monday it plans to cut 7,000 white-collar jobs, about 2,300 of them in the United States, as part of a planned restructuring. The cuts amount to about 10 percent of the automaker’s global workforce. The major revamp, in progress since last year, will save about $600 million per year by eliminating bureaucracy and increasing the number of workers reporting to each manager.

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Missouri lawmakers approve abortion bill

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 5/17/19, 02:20 pm

The Missouri House of Representatives on Friday passed sweeping protections for unborn babies in the state in a 110-44 vote. The state Senate approved the bill early Thursday morning, and Gov. Mike Parson, a Republican, is expected to sign it into law. Except in cases of medical emergency, the legislation would protect babies from abortion as early as eight weeks into a pregnancy, but it also includes a ladder of optional cutoffs at 14, 18, or 20 weeks of gestation that would take effect if a court ruled against the law.

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