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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Layoffs add to economic misery

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 4/03/20, 10:51 am

The coronavirus outbreak brought on the first net loss in employment in the United States in almost a decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday. Employers slashed 701,000 jobs last month.

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Nature comes closer during outbreak

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 4/01/20, 01:01 pm

Animals are taking over some of the public places humans have abandoned to wait out the coronavirus pandemic at home. In Thailand, it’s monkeys. In New Orleans, it’s rats. At Agua Dulce beach in Peru, birds rule.

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Judges say abortions must go on

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/31/20, 10:31 am

Healthcare providers across the country have postponed elective surgeries during the COVID-19 outbreak, but courts are telling states they cannot require abortionists to do the same. Several governors have ordered a halt to nonessential medical procedures, including abortion, but federal judges in Alabama, Ohio, and Texas rolled back the measures on Monday. Judges are expected to rule soon in similar cases in Iowa and Oklahoma.

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