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."

Missouri family appeals contraceptive mandate ruling

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Healthcare Mandate | A Missouri state legislator and his wife are hoping the U.S. Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling will prompt a federal appeals court to side with them in their…

Wait for answers threatens fragile calm in Ferguson

By Lynde Langdon
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Police | The conflict in Ferguson, Mo., might have simmered for a time, but the heat is rising again as residents lose patience with the government’s response to the…

For Democrats, Cuomo is an alternative to Clinton in 2016

By Kent Covington & Nick Eicher
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Campaign 2016 | This article is the eighth in a series called White House Wednesday, by the staff of The World and Everything in It, looking at potential 2016 candidates for

Midday Roundup: Eastern Ukraine to get more freedom, but not a divorce

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Ukraine united. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko plans to present a bill to Parliament next week that will allow more autonomy in the eastern regions of…

Globe Trot: Will the president order anti-ISIS airstrikes in Syria?

By Jamie Dean
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International | ISIS: President Barack Obama plans to address the nation tonight in a rare primetime speech, outlining his strategy for confronting the terror group…

MOOCs give higher education a run for its money

By Emily Scheie
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Education | The cost of higher education is drowning students in debt, but college degrees are increasingly important in careers. Massive open online courses (MOOCs),

Will GOP support for over-the-counter contraception woo women?

By Courtney Crandell
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Campaign 2014 | Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., who’s running for one of his state’s Senate seats, announced his support for over-the-counter oral contraceptives in a…

California colleges remove Christian ministry from 19 campuses

By Leigh Jones
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Higher Education | Four years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled a California university could force Christian groups to accept non-Christian leaders, all of the state’s…

A federal judge who talks sense about marriage

By Mary Reichard
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Marriage | Last week, a federal judge in Louisiana went against the judicial grain by ruling in favor of a state’s right to limit marriage to heterosexual couples.

Midday Roundup: How do you say ‘high-energy objects’ in Russian?

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | No surprises here. There’s no getting anything past the Dutch. Investigators probing the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine released a report…

NFL under fire for botching Rice domestic violence case

By Andrew Branch
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Sports | Critics accused the National Football League of hypocrisy for increasing the punishment against domestic violence offender Ray Rice only after video of him…

Another NBA owner to sell team over offensive remarks

By Andrew Branch
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Sports | For the second time this year, a National Basketball Association owner will sell his team because of ill-advised comments about race made in private. Atlanta…

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