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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Court allows U.K. Parliament suspension

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/30/19, 01:41 pm

A Scottish judge on Friday declined to block British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament in the run-up to the Oct. 31 Brexit deadline. Two more cases against the U.K.’s move to leave the European Union are pending in court.

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The University of Vermont

Hospital cited for violating conscience rights

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/28/19, 01:36 pm

A hospital in Burlington, Vt., violated federal regulations by forcing a nurse to participate in an abortion, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday. The University of Vermont Medical Center knew of the nurse’s conscience-based objections to abortion but scheduled her to help with one anyway and didn’t tell her about it until she arrived in the procedure room, according to HHS. At that point, she feared she could lose her job or even her nursing license if she didn’t do what the doctors said.

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NFL courts women’s soccer player

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/28/19, 11:10 am

One of the stars of the World Cup–winning U.S. women’s soccer team might have a future in the NFL. Carli Lloyd, a two-time FIFA player of the year, passed on an offer to kick for an unnamed NFL team in a preseason game this week but is seriously considering pursuing a career as a pro placekicker, her manager said.

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