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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WHO declares pandemic

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/11/20, 01:14 pm

If the worldwide outbreak of the new coronavirus did not have everyone’s attention before, it should now. The World Health Organization officially designated it a pandemic on Wednesday.

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Weinstein sentenced to 23 years

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/11/20, 11:49 am

The punishment a judge gave Harvey Weinstein on Wednesday could amount to a life sentence for the ailing 67-year-old. A jury convicted the disgraced movie mogul of a felony sex act and third-degree rape last month. The charges stemmed from accusations by two of the more than 90 women who have said he assaulted them.

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Outbreak sickens stocks

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/10/20, 11:31 am

U.S. stocks recovered some on Tuesday after a steep decline the day before. The Dow Jones Industrial Average sank 7.8 percent on Monday in its steepest drop since the financial crisis of 2008. President Donald Trump said he would ask Congress to pass payroll tax relief to help calm the economy. The Securities and Exchange Commission, which oversees U.S. financial markets, asked employees to work remotely for the foreseeable future after an employee at the agency’s Washington headquarters came down with respiratory symptoms on Monday.

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