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."

Cargo spaceship explodes on takeoff

By Leigh Jones
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Space | An unmanned cargo ship bound for the International Space Station exploded six seconds after liftoff tonight in the first major disaster to strike the…

‘We loved Oscar, and he loved us’

By Andrew Branch
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Sports | A man expressing love for another man in Western culture isn’t popular, unless it has sexual overtones. True, brotherly love has become an almost foreign…

Will Puerto Rico take marriage to the Supreme Court?

By Mary Reichard
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Marriage | A federal judge in Puerto Rico last week affirmed an existing marriage law after dozens of others have gone the opposite way in the past year. Puerto Rico is…

Hollywood’s Bible movie craze

By Kent Covington
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Movies | There was a time when the Bible played a starring role in the movie business. In 1956, Cecil B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments , starring Charlton Heston,

Midday Roundup: Nurses head home from Ebola treatment, quarantine

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Treated and quarantined. The second Dallas nurse diagnosed with the Ebola virus after treating a patient who died of the deadly disease will be released from…

A self-defense ministry that could save lives

By Dick Peterson
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Crime | About every two minutes another American is sexually assaulted, according to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network. Women’s self-defense instructor…

School shooter invited victims to lunch

By The Editors
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Shooting | Three students remain hospitalized in Washington state, including two of the shooter’s cousins

The IRS gets off easy in conservative targeting scandal

By Mary Reichard
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IRS Scandal | Reining in government agency overreach concerns everyone, and the recent dismissal of taxpayers’ lawsuits against the IRS disappointed many people. One of…

Globe Trot: No freedom for Chibok’s captive schoolgirls

By Jamie Dean
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International | NIGERIA: More than a week after the Nigerian government announced the terrorist group Boko Haram had agreed to release more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped…

Midday Roundup: Methodists reinstate pastor after gay marriage dispute

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Refrocked. The Judicial Council of the United Methodist Church (UMC) has voted to reinstate Pastor Frank Schaefer, who was defrocked last December after…

Colleges tap student entrepreneurs for creative fundraising

By Emily Scheie
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Education | State funding for higher education dropped during the recession, but some schools are coming up with other ways to bring in revenue—from running an airport…

Polish priest kidnapped amid Central African Republic conflict

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | A Polish priest who has worked in Central African Republic (CAR) since 2009 was kidnapped Oct. 12 by a splinter rebel group that wants to exchange him for…

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