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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Sonia Sotomayor puts gay marriages in Kansas on hold

Marriage
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/11/14, 11:00 am

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has once again stood up for state marriage laws, this time blocking same-sex marriages in Kansas while a lower court judge’s ruling against the law is under appeal. Federal Judge Daniel Crabtree ruled last week that Kansas must allow same-sex marriages while litigation over the issue takes place in federal district court. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has appealed that ruling, and the plaintiffs, who are represented by the American Civil Liberties Union, have until 5 p.m. today to respond. 

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Midday Roundup: Laundry pods a significant risk for small children

Newsworthy
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/10/14, 11:45 am

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Kenneth Bae's family thanks God for his freedom

North Korea
by Lynde Langdon & Leigh Jones
Posted 11/10/14, 10:55 am

UPDATE: Shortly after Kenneth Bae stepped off the plane that brought him from North Korea back to freedom in the United States, his family gathered around him, joined hands, and bowed their heads in prayer.

Bae, a missionary working as a tour guide, spent two years in a North Korean labor camp after the nation’s highest court convicted him of anti-government activities.

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