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.

Lehigh County

Court rules in favor of cross on seal

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/09/19, 10:44 am

A federal court decision Thursday about a Pennsylvania county’s seal bodes well for religious symbols in public settings throughout the country. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Lehigh County can keep the Latin cross on its seal because it has historical and cultural significance beyond its meaning as a Christian symbol. The 3rd Circuit judges followed a new precedent set by the U.S. Supreme Court this summer in the case of the Bladensburg cross, a 40-foot World War I monument in Maryland that a group of atheists wanted taken down.

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Associated Press/Photo by Rogelio V. Solis

680 arrested in immigration raids

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/08/19, 01:45 pm

Immigration officials have released dozens of the 680 people arrested Wednesday at Mississippi food plants. A large-scale raid targeted illegal immigrants at seven chicken processing facilities. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement said it would release detainees who met certain conditions such as pregnant women or those who hadn’t faced immigration proceedings previously.

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Associated Press/Photo by Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo

Puerto Rico swears in another governor

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/08/19, 10:39 am

Puerto Rico just got its third governor in a week. Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez took the oath of office Wednesday, replacing Pedro Pierluisi, the handpicked successor of former Gov. Ricardo Rosselló.

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