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."

Globe Trot: FIFA corruption scandal could snare the Clinton Foundation

By Mindy Belz
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International | FIFA: When the United States lost its bid for the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, Bill Clinton was reportedly so upset he shattered a mirror. Clinton’s global…

Federal judge: Backpage not liable for ads pimping children

By Kiley Crossland
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Human Trafficking | A Massachusetts federal judge has ruled in favor of Backpage.com, a classifieds website accused of hosting ads for pimps who sexually traffic children. The…

Inside Ireland’s marriage makeover

By Joseph Slife
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Marriage | The outcome of an Irish national referendum to redefine marriage was stunning in a land once deeply Christian and solidly Roman Catholic. Ireland narrowly…

Midday Roundup: IRS hack attack strips data from 100,000 taxpayers

Midday Roundup: IRS hack attack strips data from 100,000 taxpayers

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Tax hack. Congress is demanding answers after officials with the Internal Revenue Service admitted part of the agency’s website was hacked earlier this…

Highschooler who died in Texas flood known for Christian faith

By Jeff Koch
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Disaster | Alyssa Ramirez, 18, was driving home from her high school prom when her vehicle was caught in overwhelming and unprecedented flood in Devine, Texas. She…

New Myanmar law mandates three years between pregnancies

By Anna K. Poole
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Myanmar | Myanmar, a freshly forged democracy still shaking off a history of military dictatorship, enacted a highly controversial population law over the weekend…

Homeschooled, musical clan hopes to be TLC’s new breakout hit

By Jeff Koch
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Television | TLC’s new large-family reality show, The Willis Family, seemed redundant when first announced. After all, next to their famous forerunners, the Duggars of 19

The Farewell Party treats euthanasia lightly but leaves a deep impression

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Assisted suicide was illegal in Israel until last year, when the first court-approved case of euthanasia was carried out. The Farewell Party, winner of four…

NSA snooping finds few friends on Capitol Hill

By Jim Henry
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National Security | Congress will again take up the re-authorization of the Patriot Act next week. The Senate failed to reach an agreement on the measure Friday after contentious…

Midday Roundup: Texas-sized deluge spreads Lone Star State misery

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Too much. Heavy rain and flooding continue to plague Texas today as Houston residents scrambled for higher ground amid some of the worst street flooding in…

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and the federal death penalty

By Mary Reichard
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Death Penalty | A death sentence hangs over 21-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev after a federal jury in Boston condemned him two weeks ago. The same panel convicted Tsarnaev on all…

Poltergeist scares up few thrills

By Bob Brown
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Movies | When horror-thriller movies are a dime a dozen, it takes a shiny penny to stand out in the roll. A dull Poltergeist doesn’t stack up to recent spooky spools…

 
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