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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Accused Russian agent to cooperate with U.S.

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 12/11/18, 10:36 am

A woman accused of working as a Russian spy in the United States wants to change her plea of “not guilty” and likely will cooperate with prosecutors, court filings indicated Monday. Federal prosecutors accuse Maria Butina, 30, of cozying up to National Rifle Association leaders and the U.S. politicians they supported in an attempt to establish a back channel for cooperation between the Kremlin and Republicans in Washington, D.C.

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Supreme Court rejects Planned Parenthood funding case

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 12/10/18, 01:24 pm

The Supreme Court handed Planned Parenthood a legal victory Monday by refusing to take up two funding cases that lower courts decided in the abortion provider’s favor. Planned Parenthood successfully sued the states of Louisiana and Kansas for dropping the organization as a Medicaid provider after undercover videos from the Center for Medical Progress showed the abortion giant profiting from the sale of aborted baby body parts.

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Baby, it’s nuts outside

Arts | Radio listeners get riled up about the sexual ethics of an old seasonal song
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 12/07/18, 04:29 pm

Radio listeners in Cleveland accused WDOK of spoiling the Christmas season by deciding not to play the song “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” The station said it received complaints that the tune glorified sexual aggression toward women, but critics said the station caved to political correctness.

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