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."

New Mexico churches ask for prayer after twin bomb attacks

By Abby Reese
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Crime | Congregations and clergy from Las Cruces, N.M., met in Pioneer Park on Sunday evening to pray for peace, unity, and courage after back-to-back explosions…

Trivia website erases student loans but offers no financial wisdom

By Laura Edghill
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Education | Youth pastor and recent college graduate Kevin Foster unexpectedly won his way out of more than $30,000 in student loan debt in June by registering with a…

Amish education case set religious liberty legal standards

By Mary Reichard
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Religious Liberty | In 1971, a U.S. Supreme Court case dealt with the question of whether a family’s religious liberty includes the education of its children. The answer was…

Dollars and Sense: Will tepid economic growth cool the markets?

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Slow growth. It was another week of mediocre economic news. We got a report last week that the economy was growing, but only at a tepid 2.3 percent, slower…

Midday Roundup: ‘Draft Biden’ gets serious about VP running for president

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Next level. A top adviser to late Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden has joined a group that wants Vice President Joe Biden to run for president. Josh…

Judge bans release of undercover videos from abortion association

By Leigh Jones
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Abortion | The National Abortion Federation (NAP) on Friday won a court injunction to bar the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) from releasing any undercover video…

Central African Republic still rife with conflict a year after ceasefire

By Julia A. Seymour
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Africa | More than a year after warring factions reached a cease-fire agreement, Central African Republic (CAR) remains divided, unstable, violent, and on the edge of…

Trial of Russian Taliban could shed light on law of war

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | A terrorism case being tried in federal court could set a precedent regarding whether certain terrorism suspects are lawful military combatants under the…

Midday Roundup: Toddler killed in West Bank firebombing

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | A life too short. A firebomb in a West Bank home overnight killed an 18-month-old Palestinian boy and severely burned members of his family. Both Palestinians…

New planets, God, and tuna casserole

By Jeff Koch
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Science | The scientific and media communities launched into frenzied excitement last week over NASA’s discovery of Kepler 452b, a new earth-like exoplanet. Although…

Senate demands hearing on suspect changes to human trafficking report

By Jae Wasson
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Human Trafficking | Prominent senators questioned the integrity of the annual human-trafficking report, released Monday, and demanded a hearing after Obama administration…

Backpage sues sheriff over lost credit card payments for sex ads

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | The embroiled website Backpage has won a temporary restraining order against Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, preventing the anti-sex trafficking crusader from…

 
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