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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Teen wins $3 million in gaming contest

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/29/19, 12:04 pm

All those hours in front of screens paid off Sunday for Kyle Giersdorf of Pottsgrove, Pa., when he won the Fortnite World Cup first-place prize of $3 million. Giersdorf, 16, faced 99 other competitors from 30 countries in the tournament finals over the weekend at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York. Gamers took home a total of $30 million in prize money.

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Judge allows ‘third country’ asylum rule to take effect

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/24/19, 01:09 pm

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Trump administration can enforce new restrictions on asylum for people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border while lawsuits play out in the courts. Judge Timothy Kelly of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia denied a request for a temporary restraining order, saying the immigrant advocate groups that sued did not show that the policy would irreparably harm their work.

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Iran seizes British oil tanker

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/20/19, 10:28 am

The United Kingdom and its allies are warning Iran to release a British oil tanker and its crew that were taken captive in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday. Iran said it orchestrated an armed takeover of the ship in retaliation for Britain’s impounding one of its tankers that was attempting to deliver oil to Syria in violation of European Union sanctions two weeks ago off Gibraltar.

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