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Breaking news along with stories other media tend to overlook, including Mindy Belz's "Globe Trot" reports and Warren Cole Smith's "Signs and Wonders."

March for Marriage draws small but dedicated crowd

By Juliana Erikson
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Marriage | WASHINGTON—As many as 3,000 supporters of traditional marriage convened on the National Mall today, just three days before the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral…

Aid worker watches temple crumble during Nepalese earthquake

By Leigh Jones & Daniel James Devine
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Disaster | UPDATE: Mark Thrall, an aid worker based in Kathmandu, said his family was safe but asked for prayer for the country after the earthquake that struck…

GoFundMe shuts down fundraising page for Oregon bakery owners

By Leigh Jones & Daniel James Devine
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Religious Liberty | UPDATE: The fundraising website GoFundMe has shut down a donation page for Aaron and Melissa Klein, the former owners of the Sweet Cakes by Melissa…

Weekend Reads: Historical fiction

Weekend Reads: Historical fiction

By Rebecca Gault, Ryan McKinnon & Marvin Olasky
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Books | The Pagan Lord: A Novel By Bernard Cornwell In  The Pagan Lord  (Harper, 2014), Bernard Cornwell weaves a tale full of complex characters who draw the…

Florida, North Carolina move forward with abortion waiting periods

By Bob Brown
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Abortion | The Florida Senate passed a bill today that would require women to wait 24 hours before having an abortion and make two trips to the abortion center. The…

Conservatives scramble to kill D.C. pro-abortion hiring mandate

By Courtney Crandell
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Religious Liberty | A congressional committee on Tuesday approved a Republican-sponsored resolution that would overturn a District of Columbia law targeting the city’s pro-life…

Josh Garrels’ latest album is a ‘blessing for the masses’

By Jeff Koch
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Music | Singer-songwriter Josh Garrels admitted it took a while for the gospel to “sink in.” Throughout the haze of drugs and partying in his teen years, Garrels…

Globe Trot: Turkish Christians apologize for Armenian genocide

By Mindy Belz
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International | ARMENIA: Today marks the start of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, where up to 1.5 million Armenians (plus 250,000 or more Assyrian Christians)

Midday Roundup: Comcast merger falls apart to the delight of Netflix

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | No deal. Cable giant Comcast confirmed today it no longer wants to buy the No. 2 company in the industry, Time Warner. If the $45.2 billion merger had gone…

American Airlines–US Airways marriage gets FAA blessing

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | American Airlines and US Airways are celebrating the final step in their $11 billion merger deal. The milestone came last week when the Federal Aviation…

Groups aim to make up for lost forests with Arbor Day plantings

By George Weaver
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Environment | Conservation groups are converging on empty green spaces in urban areas across the country today, armed with shovels and saplings. The mass tree plantings are…

Free speech still cool on campus, religious freedom … not so much

By James Bruce
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Higher Education | Two prominent research universities have publicly affirmed their commitment to free speech, even as state legislatures debate whether a Christian campus…

 
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