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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Arkansas adopts more safeguards for unborn babies

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/15/19, 05:04 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, a Republican, signed a law Friday protecting unborn babies from abortion starting at 18 weeks of pregnancy. The law includes exceptions for rape, incest, and medical emergencies. It will take effect 90 days after the Arkansas General Assembly formally adjourns this year’s session, which is expected to occur in May. The state already has a law on the books that safeguards babies from abortion at 20 weeks of gestation.

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Trump vetoes emergency-ending resolution

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/15/19, 04:46 pm

President Donald Trump issued the first veto of his presidency Friday, overruling Congress’ resolution to block his emergency declaration for funding a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The president signed the veto in the Oval Office, accompanied by law enforcement officials and the parents of children killed by illegal immigrants. “Congress has the freedom to pass this resolution,” Trump said. “And I have the duty to veto it.”

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Parliament votes to delay Brexit

by Onize Ohikere & Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/14/19, 03:46 pm

UPDATE: British lawmakers have voted to delay Brexit just 15 days before the country is scheduled to leave the European Union. The House of Commons voted 412-202 in favor of seeking to postpone Britain’s separation from the EU for at least three months beyond the scheduled March 29 departure. The motion requires Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative government to seek an extension until June 30 if Parliament approves a withdrawal plan next week.

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