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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Brexit row throws U.K. government into chaos

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 9/04/19, 01:07 pm

Members of Parliament who want to ensure the U.K. leaves the European Union in an orderly fashion have wrestled control of the process away from Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Several members of Johnson’s Conservative Party, using a series of parliamentary moves on Tuesday, joined with the opposition Labour Party to delay the Oct. 31 Brexit deadline. In response, Conservatives expelled 21 members, making them ineligible to run for reelection.

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Argument, firing preceded Texas shooting

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 9/03/19, 10:12 am

The shooter who went on a rampage in West Texas had a reputation as a violent, scary aggressor, according to neighbors and co-workers. Both he and his employers at Journey Oilfield Services called police Saturday after he showed up to work enraged and his supervisors fired him. Later, he opened fire with a rifle when an officer pulled him over for not using a turn signal.

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West Texas shooter had ‘long spiral down’

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 9/02/19, 04:17 pm

UPDATE: A West Texas gunman lost his job and called the police and FBI before going on a shooting spree on Saturday. The shooter, Seth Aaron Ator, “was on a long spiral down” before the killings, FBI special agent Christopher Combs said on Monday. Ator’s former employer, Journey Oilfield Services, also called 911 after firing him on Saturday, but Ator left before police showed up. He made rambling statements to the police on the phone, Combs said, and lived in a “strange residence” that reflected a troubled mental state.

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