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."

Supreme Court examines how police deal with the mentally ill

By Mary Reichard
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Police | By some estimates, about half the people killed by law enforcement have a mental illness of some kind, according to 30 years of data from the National…

Debate over Islamic courts fuels religious tension in Tanzania

By Julia A. Seymour
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North Africa | Tanzania’s outgoing president has warned rising religious tension in his country could derail an upcoming constitutional referendum on April 30 and…

Midday Roundup: Jordan Spieth wins Masters with record score

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Fresh faces. Twenty-one-year-old Jordan Spieth won the Masters golf tournament Sunday, beating 25-year-old Rory McIlroy, the favorite who lost early with a…

Globe Trot: What does Obama really want from a deal with Iran?

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAN: While U.S. President Barack Obama has hinted at his vision of U.S. relations with Iran, his real objective in the wake of a nuclear arms agreement…

Dollars and Sense: Earnings season might actually matter this quarter

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Earnings season matters. We’re in earnings season again, and this quarter people are actually paying attention. It almost sounds funny to say it that way,

Hillary Clinton launches presidential bid

By Jamie Dean
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Campaign 2016 | Hillary Clinton announced her presidential campaign Sunday, formally launching a second White House bid that began years ago. In recent months, Clinton’s…

Military exercises evoke Cold-War tension in Eastern Europe

By Michael Cochrane
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Europe | Hundreds of U.S. military combat vehicles and dozens of fighter aircraft have been arriving in the tiny Baltic nations of Estonia, Latvia and…

Weekend Reads: The impossible but true story of Chen Guangcheng

Weekend Reads: The impossible but true story of Chen Guangcheng

By June Cheng
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Books | It’s a story that is impossible to believe, except that it’s true: A blind Chinese human rights lawyer snuck past the gaze of 70 guards, surveillance…

Students fight North Dakota schools for right to start pro-life clubs

By Courtney Crandell
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Education | A school district in North Dakota has denied two high school students’ requests to start pro-life clubs, despite previously approving clubs for Fellowship…

Secret Norwegian naval base now has Russian renters

By Rob Holmes
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Russia | Concerns are mounting over a Russian research facility located in a former top-secret naval base hidden in Norway’s coastal mountains. Two years after…

Investigators: S.C. police shooting was suspicious before video emerged

By Lynde Langdon
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Police | State investigators in South Carolina suspected foul play in the police shooting of Walter Scott even before they obtained a cellphone video of the…

Midday Roundup: College mourns basketball player who fought cancer

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Hoop dreams. A 19-year-old woman who fought through cancer to play college basketball died this morning. Lauren Hill learned she had a terminal brain tumor…

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