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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Supreme Court to hear foster care case

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/24/20, 01:29 pm

Catholic Social Services of Philadelphia will get a chance to defend its religious beliefs about marriage in front of the nation’s highest court. The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear an appeal in the lawsuit over whether the city can cancel its foster care contract with the agency because it will not place children with LGBT couples.

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Weinstein guilty on some counts

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/24/20, 12:39 pm

A jury convicted Harvey Weinstein of a felony sex act and third-degree rape on Monday in New York. He was found not guilty of predatory sexual assault, the most serious charge against him. The charges stemmed from accusations of sexual assault by two of the dozens of women who say he violated them in recent decades. Many of the claims against him happened too long ago to prosecute.

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Taliban, U.S. agree to seven calmer days

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/21/20, 11:47 am

The trial period for a U.S.-Taliban truce is set to begin Friday night. The seven-day “reduction of violence” precedes the signing of a peace agreement, paving the way for the eventual withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan after 18 years of war.

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