Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital’s managing editor. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute, the Missouri School of Journalism, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Lynde resides with her family in Wichita, Kansas. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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Singer Kenny Rogers dies

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/21/20, 12:41 pm

Storytelling vocalist Kenny Rogers, who left footprints on country, folk, jazz, and pop music during his decade-spanning career, died Friday night of natural causes. He was 81.

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Markets close out dismal week

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/20/20, 06:40 pm

Stocks sank lower and the price of oil tanked Friday as the coronavirus outbreak shut down entire sectors of the U.S. economy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slid more than 900 points, ending the week with a 17.3 percent loss. The index has declined in four of the last five weeks.

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Italy’s death toll surpasses China’s

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/19/20, 05:56 pm

Despite having less than one-twentieth the population of China, Italy has seen more deaths from COVID-19. More than 3,400 people have succumbed to the disease in Italy, a country of 60 million people. China, which has a population of about 1.4 billion, had 3,248 deaths as of Friday.

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