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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USCIS to consider welfare status of green card applicants

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/14/19, 12:01 pm

Receiving welfare benefits such as food stamps or Medicaid could disqualify some immigrants from getting their green cards, the Trump administration announced this week. Acting U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Ken Cuccinelli’s defense of the rule has received heavy coverage and criticism.

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White House delays China tariffs

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/13/19, 12:46 pm

The United States will put off planned tariff hikes on Chinese goods until Dec. 15, easing the potential effect of the increase on holiday shoppers. A 10 percent tax is planned for nearly all Chinese imports, including iPhones, shoes, and toys, after that. Stocks on Wall Street rallied Tuesday morning after the news.

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Epstein’s death sparks inquiry, suspicion

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/12/19, 10:38 am

U.S. Attorney General William Barr, the French government, and Jeffrey Epstein’s accusers want answers as to how the billionaire was able to kill himself in jail. Medical officials performed an autopsy Sunday but have not released their findings.

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