Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital's managing editor. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute, the Missouri School of Journalism, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Lynde resides with her family in Wichita, Kansas. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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Judge rules against California church again

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 12/22/20, 07:34 pm

The Supreme Court decision that restored freedom of worship to Brooklyn congregations does not apply to California’s COVID-19 restrictions, a federal judge ruled late Monday. U.S. District Judge Jesus G.

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Biden announces DeVos’ replacement

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 12/22/20, 06:05 pm

As education commissioner for the state of Connecticut, Miguel Cardona worked to support in-person learning, renewed existing charter schools, and tried to improve education for non-English-speaking students. As President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the U.S. Department of Education, he will coordinate the administration’s efforts to reopen most schools across the country in the administration’s first 100 days. On Tuesday, Biden announced his plans to nominate Cardona, who will replace outgoing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

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Congress OKs massive spending bill

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 12/22/20, 02:01 am

The lights stayed on late at the U.S. Capitol on Monday night as lawmakers voted on an enormous budget. A $900 billion coronavirus stimulus bill accompanied a $1.4 trillion omnibus spending package for the rest of the fiscal year. Its signature provision will give qualifying taxpayers $600 payments. Legislators released the text of the 5,593-page bill on Monday afternoon after a computer glitch held it up.

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