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.

Joni and Friends

Eareckson Tada says she’s cancer-free

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/15/19, 12:44 pm

Joni Eareckson Tada, a Christian author and advocate for people with disabilities, announced last week that she was cancer-free after a second battle with the disease. “The Lord was gracious and heard the desire of our hearts—last Friday’s PET scan shows that my second tumor that was removed last November … did not metastasize!” Tada wrote on her website Tuesday. “Given the aggressive nature of that reoccurring cancer, this news is quite miraculous.”

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Associated Press/Photo by David J. Phillip

Barry makes landfall, downgraded to tropical storm

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/13/19, 02:57 pm

UPDATE: Barry has made landfall on the Louisiana coast, weakening from a hurricane to a tropical storm with sustained winds near 70 mph, the National Hurricane Center said.

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Associated Press/Photo by Susan Walsh

Markets perk up after Fed teases rate cut

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/11/19, 11:11 am

Global stock markets mostly rose Thursday after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell suggested the U.S. central bank is ready to cut interest rates for the first time in a decade. The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average both saw increases early Thursday after Powell told the House Financial Services Committee in his semi-annual report Wednesday that concerns about a weakening global economy and rising trade tensions have strengthened the case for a rate decrease. The U.S.

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