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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NFL courts women’s soccer player

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/28/19, 11:10 am

One of the stars of the World Cup–winning U.S. women’s soccer team might have a future in the NFL. Carli Lloyd, a two-time FIFA player of the year, passed on an offer to kick for an unnamed NFL team in a preseason game this week but is seriously considering pursuing a career as a pro placekicker, her manager said.

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Ginsburg treated for cancer

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/23/19, 03:59 pm

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent treatment for a malignant, localized tumor on her pancreas recently, the Supreme Court announced Friday. She received three weeks of radiation therapy starting Aug. 5 and had a bile duct stent placed. No evidence of cancer remains, but doctors will continue to monitor her health.

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Hong Kong protesters echo historic cry for freedom

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/23/19, 01:44 pm

Protesters in Hong Kong have marched through the streets, occupied the airport, and stormed a government building in recent weeks, but they adopted a new tactic Friday. The pro-democracy demonstrators formed a human chain through the city’s streets and along the waterfront in a plea for freedom and international support similar to a protest in the Baltic states 30 years ago Friday. Nearly 2 million Latvians, Lithuanians, and Estonians formed a human chain more than 370 miles long on Aug. 23, 1989, to protest Soviet rule.

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