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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UNC Charlotte identifies slain students

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 5/01/19, 01:32 pm

UPDATE: The University of North Carolina at Charlotte clarified some details of the deadly shooting that happened Tuesday, including the names of the victims and the fact that the suspect had withdrawn from classes. The university said 21-year-old Riley Howell of Waynesville, N.C., and 19-year-old Ellis Parlier of Midland, N.C., died in the attack. Wounded were 20-year-old Rami Alramadhan of Saihat, Saudia Arabia; 20-year-old Sean Dehart of Apex; 23-year-old Emily Houpt of Charlotte; and 19-year-old Drew Pescaro of Apex.

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North Carolina Senate overrides veto of infant protections

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 5/01/19, 11:05 am

The North Carolina Senate voted with a three-fifths majority Tuesday to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivor’s Protection Act. The bill would create civil and criminal penalties for abortionists who fail to offer the same care to babies born alive after botched abortions as they would to other patients. Cooper, a Democrat, vetoed the bill on April 18, calling it “an unnecessary interference between doctors and their patients.” State Sen.

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A solemn Sunday after synagogue shooting

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 4/29/19, 12:37 pm

Hundreds of people gathered Sunday night for a vigil near the Chabad of Poway synagogue north of San Diego, where a gunman killed one woman and wounded three other people during a service celebrating the end of Passover on Saturday. Leaders at the vigil asked people to remember Lori Kaye, a 60-year-old congregant who, according to witnesses, stepped in front of Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein to protect him from gunfire.

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