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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Epstein’s death ruled a suicide

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/16/19, 05:02 pm

Billionaire and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein killed himself by hanging in prison, the New York medical examiner confirmed Friday. Conspiracy theories have abounded about how and why the well-connected financier died since he was found unresponsive in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City Saturday morning. The FBI and Justice Department are investigating conditions at the jail that allowed Epstein to go unsupervised long enough to commit suicide.

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Economic fears push down stocks, bonds

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/15/19, 11:41 am

The U.S. stock market had its worst day of the year Wednesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial average dropping a whopping 800 points. The yield on Treasury bonds also fell, signaling that investors are buying up bonds because they think stocks will continue to decrease in value.

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USCIS to consider welfare status of green card applicants

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/14/19, 12:01 pm

Receiving welfare benefits such as food stamps or Medicaid could disqualify some immigrants from getting their green cards, the Trump administration announced this week. Acting U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Ken Cuccinelli’s defense of the rule has received heavy coverage and criticism.

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