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."

Dallas nurse declared Ebola-free

By Lynde Langdon & Leigh Jones
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Ebola Virus | Nina Pham, the Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola while treating the only U.S. patient to die of the deadly virus, is cured and was released today from the…

Why isn’t the UN protecting religious liberty whistleblowers?

By Emily Belz
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Religious Liberty | NEW YORK—Heiner Bielefeldt, the UN special rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, said the UN is not doing enough to protect its sources who report…

Midday roundup: Was hatchet attack on NYPD terrorism?

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Questionable motives. A Queens resident attacked four rookie New York Police Department officers with a hatchet Thursday, wounding two of them before he was…

Cory Bishop’s unfulfilled longing is a hopeful way to begin

By Jeff Koch
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Music | Listening to singer-songwriter Cory Bishop is as easy as putting on a pair of old shoes. Bishop sings with a soft crackle, like Bruce Springsteen but…

Battle aliens and learn humility

By Drew Dixon
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Technology | Video games often appeal to the human desire for power. In most games, players start with limited powers and resources and as they progress, grow stronger and…

Scientists can now edit any gene they want

By Julie Borg
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Science | Biomedical researchers have developed a new technology that allows scientists to edit the genetic code of any species. The CRISPR (Clustered, Regularly…

Federal judge upholds marriage law in Puerto Rico

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Marriage | A federal judge ruled in favor of Puerto Rico’s law defining marriage as between a man and a woman this week in an opinion that affirmed both…

Web Reads: Missing the mark on Ebola

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | So predictable. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention head Tom Frieden has not inspired confidence that he knows how to fight an infectious disease like…

New Facebook feature designed to help during disasters

By Caroline Leal
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Technology | Facebook isn’t just interested in where you are and what you’re doing. It also wants to know whether you’re safe. The social media giant’s latest…

Midday Roundup: U.S. delivers justice for Iraqis slain by Blackwater guards

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Long time coming. A federal jury in Washington on Wednesday convicted four former Blackwater security guards of slaughtering innocent Iraqis in 2007. The…

Canadian attacker a recent convert to Islam

By The Editors
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Shooting | Prime Minister Stephen Harper says shooting rampage was an act of terrorism

HRC targets pro-gay activist whose views aren’t extreme enough

By Courtney Crandell
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Sexuality | Robert O. Lopez is openly bisexual, although he has a wife and two children. Raised by lesbian parents, the Cal State-Northridge English professor advocates…

 
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