Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital assistant 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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A very Hallmark Christmas

Arts | ’Tis the season for family-friendly flicks
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/23/18, 03:50 pm

Christmas is still a month away, but the Hallmark Channel’s season started on Oct. 27. This year, the cable network produced a whopping 33 original Christmas movies in response to overwhelming demand for the heartwarming holiday romance tales it has reliably delivered each year for the past decade.

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Associated Press/Photo by Nati Harnik

Shoppers line up on Black Friday (and Thursday, too)

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/23/18, 12:55 pm

The Christmas shopping season officially kicks off with Black Friday, but early bird shoppers in stores that opened Thursday evening have already snatched up some of the season’s most popular items. reported that Target had sold out of the Nintendo Switch, Apple Watch, PlayStation 4, and Instant Pot pressure cooker by Friday morning. Walmart also ran out of the PlayStation 4 and Instant Pot on Thursday.

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Associated Press/Photo by Rogelio V. Solis (file)

Trump hammers 9th Circuit after Roberts’ defense

by Harvest Prude & Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/23/18, 12:44 pm

Chief Justice John Roberts and President Donald Trump sparred this week over perceived bias in the federal judiciary. The spat arose after U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar, an appointee of President Barack Obama, issued a temporary stop Monday to a Trump executive order that would have granted asylum only to immigrants who legally enter the country. Speaking with reporters, Trump remarked that Tigar was an “Obama judge.”

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