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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Trump to replace Mattis early

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 12/24/18, 09:57 am

President Donald Trump on Sunday announced he would replace Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Jan. 1, about two months earlier than Mattis planned to leave. Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan will take over for Mattis in an interim capacity. Mattis handed in his resignation letter Thursday but wrote that he would stay in his role until Feb.

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Government shuts down, budget talks ongoing

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 12/22/18, 08:59 am

Portions of the U.S. government shut down overnight Friday after lawmakers and the president failed to reach a budget deal. The House on Thursday approved a funding plan that met President Donald Trump’s demand of at least $5 billion for a border wall, but Senate Republicans don’t have the 60 votes required to pass the bill. Negotiations are underway Saturday morning in Washington, and both the House and Senate have called rare weekend sessions in hopes of approving a solution.

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#MeToo marches on

Culture | Judge’s ruling means Harvey Weinstein will likely stand trial
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 12/21/18, 02:57 pm

The court of public opinion pronounced Harvey Weinstein guilty of sexual abuse in a matter of days last year, but the criminal justice system moves much more slowly. This week, however, the case against the disgraced movie mogul took a significant step forward when a New York judge upheld a grand jury’s indictment.

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