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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House approves extra Postal Service funding

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/22/20, 08:32 pm

Democratic lawmakers want to give the U.S. Postal Service a $25 billion bonus to help it manage mail-in voting in the upcoming U.S. general election. But Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, President Donald Trump, and many Republicans in Congress say the agency could manage without the extra cash. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called lawmakers back from their August recess to debate and vote on the bill, which passed Saturday by a vote of 257-150. Twenty-six Republicans voted for it.

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UNC–Chapel Hill officials respond to COVID-19 outbreak

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/17/20, 06:28 pm

University administrators nationwide have ordered extensive on-campus pandemic precautions, but they could not curb off-campus parties where the coronavirus spreads freely. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill said on Monday it would move all classes online just one week into the semester after COVID-19 clusters popped up in dorms, a fraternity house, and other student housing. As of Monday, 130 students and five employees were ill, and administrators were making arrangements for students who wanted to leave on-campus housing to do so.

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Robert Trump, the president’s brother, has died

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/15/20, 11:59 pm

President Donald Trump described his younger brother Robert as kind and agreeable: “He was not just my brother, he was my best friend.” Robert Trump died on Saturday at age 71. The president visited his brother at a hospital in New York on Friday after White House officials said he became seriously ill.

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