Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital assistant 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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Synagogue survivors recount horror as they mourn

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 10/29/18, 11:47 am

As members of the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh prepare for the funerals of 11 people killed in Saturday’s shooting, the suspect is expected to make his first court appearance Monday afternoon. Robert Gregory Bowers, 46, faces 29 federal charges, including hate crimes, in the synagogue attack that killed eight men and three women.

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Suspect charged in package bomb scare

by Lynde Langdon & Mickey McLean
Posted 10/26/18, 06:04 pm

UPDATE: Federal prosecutors have formally charged a Florida man apprehended Friday for carrying out this week’s nationwide mail-bomb scare targeting prominent Democrats. Department of Justice officials said DNA and a fingerprint on one of the packages helped them link Cesar Altieri Sayoc of Aventura, Fla., to the crimes after a five-day investigation.

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‘Today, I’m pro-life’

Media | A college student shares how the movie Gosnell changed her mind about abortion
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 10/26/18, 03:50 pm

Before seeing the movie Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer, 20-year-old Kathy Zhu saw abortion as a women’s rights issue. But after seeing the film, which tells the story of how Philadelphia authorities brought abortionist and convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell to justice, Zhu found herself thinking about pictures of unborn babies at different stages of pregnancy, and started to understand what the pro-life movement was really about.

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