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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Ohio governor signs heartbeat bill

by Harvest Prude & Lynde Langdon
Posted 4/11/19, 05:29 pm

UPDATE: Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Thursday signed into law a bill protecting unborn babies from abortion from the moment they have a detectable heartbeat, usually around six weeks of gestation. Even before the bill was signed, the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio said it was preparing a suit to challenge to the law, something DeWine and Ohio pro-life advocates anticipated.

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Celeb lawyer Avenatti faces slew of charges

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 4/11/19, 02:06 pm

Federal prosecutors in California said Thursday they had indicted attorney Michael Avenatti on 36 counts of stealing millions of dollars from clients, tax evasion, bank fraud, and lying during bankruptcy proceedings. Avenatti, 48, was arrested last month in New York on unrelated allegations he tried to shake down Nike for up to $25 million.

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Joni and Friends

Joni Eareckson Tada recovering from hospital stay

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 4/11/19, 01:11 pm

Joni Eareckson Tada, a Christian author and advocate for people with disabilities, was released from the hospital earlier this week after a 14-day stay to treat breathing problems. “Basically, over the many years, my chronic quadriplegia has put a strain on my heart and lungs,” she said in a statement Wednesday. “The good news is, doctors believe that with medication and with a more efficient way of breathing, my condition can be reversed.”

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