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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Former Chicago officer gets almost seven years for teen’s shooting

by Alyssa Jackson & Lynde Langdon
Posted 1/18/19, 08:21 pm

UPDATE: A judge has sentenced former Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke to nearly seven years in prison in the 2014 shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. Van Dyke’s attorney, Dan Herbert, said Van Dyke was happy with the sentence that Cook County Judge Vincent Gaughan handed down Friday. Special prosecutor Joseph McMahon, who oversaw the case against Van Dyke, said he believed the sentence of six years and nine months was fair, but the Rev. Martin Hunter, McDonald’s great uncle, called the prison time insufficient.

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Second summit set for Trump, Kim

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 1/18/19, 02:56 pm

President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un near the end of February to try to coax the communist nation to give up its nuclear program. The White House announced the plans Friday after Trump met with North Korean envoy Kim Yong Chol. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the location of the meeting will be made public later.

Trump had his first, historic meeting with Kim Jong Un last June in Singapore the two reached a vague denuclearization agreement, but little tangible progress has been made since.

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Pro-lifers descend on D.C. to demand protection for the unborn

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 1/18/19, 02:22 pm

Pro-life advocates from across the country gathered Friday for the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., to demand protection for unborn babies. Thousands of demonstrators came to the National Mall to hear speeches from pro-life activists, lawmakers, and Vice President Mike Pence, a surprise last-minute guest.

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