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PBS news anchor Jim Lehrer has died

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 1/24/20, 11:32 am

Jim Lehrer, the longtime host of the nightly PBS NewsHour, died peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, according to the public broadcaster. He was 85.

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CNN settles with Covington Catholic student

by Harvest Prude
Posted 1/08/20, 11:33 am

A Covington Catholic High School student will receive an undisclosed sum from CNN for the way it portrayed a confrontation involving him, his classmates, and a Native American elder outside the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., in January 2019. The news channel on Tuesday settled the defamation lawsuit brought by Nicholas Sandmann over its misleading coverage of him following last year’s March for Life.

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Refresh those bones

News | Some good news to start a new year
by Mindy Belz
Posted 1/02/20, 04:31 pm

In our business a proverb about good news rarely gets the attention it deserves, but a journalist at the start of a new year will be wise to ponder how good news “refreshes the bones” (Proverbs 15:30).

So in late 2019 I began to list the good things overlooked in the mad dash to cover famine, persecution, and war. It’s a necessary exercise, a balancing act to restore perspective, because once you start looking for good news you find it, even in abundance.

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