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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New HHS contraceptive rules for nonprofits fail court test

Healthcare Mandate
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 10/29/14, 04:06 pm

A federal judge in Florida ruled the Obama administration’s latest exemption policy for nonprofit organizations that object to the contraceptive mandate does not do enough to protect their religious freedom. Judge James S. Moody Jr., appointed by President Bill Clinton, issued a temporary injunction that protects Ave Maria University, a Catholic college in southwest Florida, from penalties if it doesn’t comply with the contraceptive mandate rules.

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Midday Roundup: Methodists reinstate pastor after gay marriage dispute

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 10/27/14, 11:43 am

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Dallas nurse declared Ebola-free

Ebola Virus
by Lynde Langdon & Leigh Jones
Posted 10/24/14, 12:10 pm

Nina Pham, the Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola while treating the only U.S. patient to die of the deadly virus, is cured and was released today from the Maryland hospital where she was being treated.

“I feel fortunate and blessed to be standing here today,” Pham said during a press conference this morning. “First of all, I would like to thank God, my family and friends. Throughout this ordeal, I put my trust in God and my medical team.”

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