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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McSally appointed to McCain’s Senate seat

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 12/18/18, 12:24 pm

The Arizona Republican who narrowly lost the election for one of the state’s U.S. Senate seats in November will fill the other one in January. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, a Republican, announced Tuesday he had appointed U.S. Rep. Martha McSally to the seat of the late Sen. John McCain. She will replace Sen. John Kyl, a former senator who temporarily filled the role after McCain’s death from brain cancer in August. McSally will serve until the 2020 election, when voters will elect someone to serve the final two years of McCain’s term.

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Trump family charity closing down

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 12/18/18, 12:04 pm

President Donald Trump’s embattled charitable foundation will dissolve, said New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood, who is suing the nonprofit organization. Underwood, a Democrat, has accused the Donald J. Trump Foundation of operating like an extension of Trump’s businesses and political campaign. Lawyers for the foundation said any infractions were minor and they have been trying to shut down the foundation voluntarily for months.

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Interior Secretary Zinke stepping down

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 12/15/18, 10:52 am

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who faces federal investigations into his travel, political activity, and potential conflicts of interest, will leave the Trump administration at year’s end, President Donald Trump said Saturday. The president said the former Montana congressman “accomplished much during his tenure” and that a replacement would be announced next week. The Cabinet post requires Senate confirmation.

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