When anger shouts haughtily over reason, and fear drowns out truth, honesty is sometimes lost in the din. We see the efficacy of anger and fear in the presidential campaign, as candidates like Donald Trump focus their wrath on refugees and undocumented immigrants, and throngs cheer in approval. But while Americans wait for Trump to…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Friday November 27 1. Obama ‘Deeply Disturbed’ By Video of Laquan McDonald Shooting President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he was “deeply disturbed” by video released a day earlier showing the deadly police shooting of a black man in Chicago last year, and thanked protesters for remaining peaceful. “Like many Americans, I…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Wednesday November 25 1. After override threat, budget talks resume Republicans and Gov. Wolf huddled behind closed doors late Tuesday, trying to salvage some shred of a state budget deal. After a day of back-and-forth, negotiators said they would work through the weekend with hopes of reaching an agreement. The two sides resumed…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Monday November 23 1. Mali Hunts More Suspects In Extremists’ Deadly Attack On Hotel After gunmen attacked the Radisson Blu hotel in Mali’s capital and killed at least 19 people, the authorities are looking for at least three suspects. Two others died Friday. Jihadist group al-Mourabitoun says it is behind the attacks, and…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Thursday November 19 1. Nearly 50 killed within 24 hours in multiple Nigerian terror attacks Multiple attacks less than 24 hours apart left at least 49 dead in Nigeria on Wednesday, a day after Boko Haram was named the world’s deadliest terror group. At least 15 were killed and more than 100 wounded Wednesday in…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Wednesday November 18 1. One man’s escape from Damascus to Philly Khaldoun is son of a university professor and a gynecologist, with a brother who’s a cardiology fellow at Temple University and with a U.S. visa. Now 21, Khaldoun is one of just a trickle of Syrian migrants to reach the United…

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I can still remember the day my daughter, Eve, promised to take me to Paris. I was sitting at the kitchen counter, and she was telling me of her dreams. It’s something she’s always done because, from the time she could talk, Eve has been a dreamer, and I have been her kindred spirit. Eve’s…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Tuesday November 17 1. Paris Attacks: Belgian Abdelhamid Abaaoud Is Reportedly Mastermind A leading Belgian jihadist who is one of the most active ISIS operators in Syria is the suspected mastermind behind the Paris massacre, according to reports. Abdelhamid Abaaoud, who once boasted about evading Western intelligence, is also said to be…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Monday November 16 1. Terror in Paris  Investigations into the series of terrorist attacks that killed more than 120 people in Paris are moving forward, with people taken into custody and one of the gun-wielding suicide bombers identified. French President Francois Hollande has blamed the Islamic extremist group ISIS for the wave…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Wednesday November 11 1. Republican debate: Trump’s immigration plan savaged by rivals Republican Donald Trump’s plan to deport 11 million undocumented immigrants from the US has been savaged by his party rivals in a TV debate. His hardline proposal was attacked as impractical and divisive by John Kasich and Jeb Bush, who…

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