Daily Dispatches

 
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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."

First Ebola case diagnosed in the U.S.

By Leigh Jones
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Ebola Virus | The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced late this afternoon it has confirmed the first case of Ebola in the United States. The unidentified…

Sandy Hook commission calls for homeschool oversight

By Andrew Branch
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Education | A Connecticut government task force wants to give special educators with public schools the power to veto homeschooling parents’ education plans .   The

National pediatrics group urges birth control for teens

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Health | The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the nation’s most influential pediatricians group, wants teen girls to get IUDs or hormonal implants to keep them…

Say goodbye to Saturday morning cartoons

By Caroline Leal
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Television | “That’s all, folks.” The trademark closing line from Porky Pig, the lovable cartoon character from Loony Tunes , might be ringing especially loudly in the…

Prosecutor: Oklahoma beheading attack was more about race than religion

By Lynde Langdon
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Crime | Though radical Islam might have influenced accused killer Alton Nolen, religion was not his primary motive for beheading a coworker, the prosecutor in the…

Midday Roundup: Secret Service admits bungling White House intrusion

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Not-so-secret grilling. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson faced some tough questions from Congress this morning after the media discovered the intruder…

Will ISIS help Republicans take the Senate?

By J.C. Derrick
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Campaign 2014 | With five weeks until Election Day, polls show terrorism is trending on the list of voters’ concerns

NYC mayor reiterates promise to let churches keep meeting in schools

By Emily Belz
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Religious Liberty | NEW YORK—New York City churches that reserve vacant public school facilities for Sunday worship services are still in legal limbo, but the New York…

Have laws limiting abortion gone as far as they can go?

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg believes the conservative movement to limit abortions has reached its peak.  “I think it’s gotten…

The legal status of pregnancy, fish, and Jerusalem

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | Editor’s note: The Supreme Court justices agree to hear only a small percentage of the 10,000 petitions they get on average each year. Only 75 to 80 cases

Satanists prepare ‘educational material’ for Florida schools

By Emily Scheie
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Religion | On Religious Freedom Day in January, faith-based groups have been giving Bibles to public school students in Florida. In response, atheists and agnostics…

Globe Trot: Students lead Hong Kong protests against Beijing

By Jamie Dean
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International | HONG KONG: Pro-democracy demonstrations are swelling in Hong Kong, as thousands fill the streets in the city’s most serious confrontation with Beijing in a…

 
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