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."

Senior living gets smart with a little help from technology

By Julie Borg
Posted

Technology | More than 1.4 million elderly Americans live in nursing homes or assisted living communities. Although these facilities provide necessary levels of care that…

Midday Roundup: California crews work to clean oiled beaches, wildlife

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Befouled beaches. Clean-up crews in Santa Barbara, Calif., are working to minimize the damage of as many as 105,000 gallons of crude oil that leaked from an…

Black pro-lifer wins fight against NAACP over abortion parody

By Courtney Crandell
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Free Speech | In a ruling issued late Tuesday, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided unanimously with the pro-life Radiance Foundation in its trademark infringement…

Presidential candidates make much of foreign policy

By Kent Covington & Mary Reichard
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Campaign 2016 | The staff of The World and Everything in It has profiled 22 possible 2016 presidential candidates in its “White House Wednesday” series. Now they take a look

Gates Foundation pushes permanent contraception

By Kiley Crossland
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Family | An Oregon gynecologist is developing a nonsurgical method of permanent contraception with a $5 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. 

Globe Trot: Ancient Syrian city falls to ISIS

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: ISIS (or Islamic State) has seized parts of the ancient city of Palmyra. Here’s real-time footage from today. But as writer Ann Voskamp points…

Midday Roundup: Feds charge cancer charities with massive fraud

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Wasted. A network of major cancer charities squandered about $187 million in donated funds on the lavish lifestyles of employees, according to charges filed…

Gambia agrees to resettle Rohingya migrants stranded at sea

By Anna K. Poole
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Persecution | For Muslim Rohingyas, one of the most persecuted people groups in the world, today’s horizon has a flash of hope. Late Tuesday, Gambia’s government agreed…

Appeals court rules against Notre Dame in healthcare mandate fight

By Leigh Jones
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Healthcare Mandate | The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today denied the University of Notre Dame’s request for immediate relief from Obamacare’s contraceptive and…

Ohio trains everyday heroes in the fight against sex trafficking

Ohio trains everyday heroes in the fight against sex trafficking

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | A sex trafficking victim might be difficult to recognize even when she is sitting in front of you, Iowa State Patrol Capt. Curt Henderson said this week…

Report shows bullying on the decline in schools

Report shows bullying on the decline in schools

By Laura Edghill
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Education | Bullying rates have dropped in recent years, according to a recent study by the U.S. Department of Education. The report showed that just 22 percent of…

Midday Roundup: Christian bakery in Belfast loses cake case

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | No regrets. A judge in Northern Ireland has ruled against bakery owners who declined to make a cake decorated with the words “Support Gay Marriage.”

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