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."

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…

Huckabee no longer a presidential long-shot

By Kent Covington & Nick Eicher
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Campaign 2016 | This article is the 14th in the White House Wednesday series   by The World and Everything in It  looking at potential 2016 candidates for president.

Midday Roundup: Autopsy suggests scuffle preceded Ferguson shooting

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Autopsy analysis. An article in today’s St. Louis Post–Dispatch claims Michael Brown, the unarmed teen shot in Ferguson, Mo., in August, may have gone for…

Marine’s days in a Mexican jail may be numbered

By Caroline Leal
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Military | The mother of a U.S. Marine veteran imprisoned in Mexico for six months after making a wrong turn at the border pleaded earlier this month with lawmakers for…

Two states that could drag out election results past November

By Kent Covington & Nick Eicher
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Campaign 2014 | In just two weeks, the constant attack ads, robo-calls and campaign postcards in voters’ mailboxes will come to a sudden, blissful end, except in Georgia…

China announces new two-child policy

By June Cheng
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China | A researcher for the Chinese government announced last week that all couples in China will be allowed to have a second child in two years, the latest easing…

Conservative Catholics dissatisfied with final synod report

By Kiley Crossland
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Family | Catholic bishops changed course on their softening tone on gays and divorcees Saturday in a final report released by the Synod on the Family, a two-week…

North Korea releases American detainee

By Lynde Langdon
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North Korea | North Korea has released American detainee Jeffrey Fowle, who was arrested there nearly six months ago, the State Department said Tuesday. Fowle, 56, of…

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