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."

High school group among victims of German plane crash

By Leigh Jones & Lynde Langdon
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Disaster | UPDATE: A German official has confirmed a group of high school students traveling home from a week-long exchange trip in Spain was aboard the Germanwings…

Midday Roundup: Utah approves firing squad as backup execution plan

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Death squad. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert approved a law yesterday that allows executions by firing squad if lethal injection drugs are not available. The change…

Wisconsin judge rules abortionists don’t need hospital privileges

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | A federal judge on Friday struck down a Wisconsin law requiring abortionists to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital. Though the judge recognized…

Insurgent’s special effects can't save its lifeless plot

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Insurgent , like last year’s Divergent , relies on special effects to buttress a sagging storyline. In case you missed the first installment in the series, or…

Congressional maps and the power of the pen

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | A case argued recently before the U.S. Supreme Court questioned the best way to shield voter rights from politicians’ whims. The question was, should…

Supreme Court allows Wisconsin voter ID law to stand

By Daniel James Devine
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Supreme Court | The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to rule on a challenge to a Wisconsin voter ID law, a surprise decision that will allow the 2011 law to go into…

Study: Families with Obamacare still can’t afford the deductibles

Study: Families with Obamacare still can’t afford the deductibles

By Laura Edghill
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Healthcare | A new study released by the Kaiser Family Foundation reveals many families lack the necessary funds to meet their health insurance deductibles under…

Persecution grows in rebel-held regions of Ukraine

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | In parts of Ukraine taken over by separatist, pro-Russian rebels, persecution continues to escalate against anyone who does not belong to the Russian Orthodox…

Midday Roundup: Cruz announces presidential bid at Liberty University

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | It’s official. The 2016 presidential race got its first official candidate this morning when Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, announced his intention to run. Though…

GOP defense-spending fight highlights balanced budget challenges

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | Divisions among Republicans over how best to fund the Pentagon may highlight some of the difficulties the GOP-controlled Congress will have in passing a…

Dollars and Sense: The Fed speaks, and the markets barely notice

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Yellen speaks. The big news last week was a two-day Federal Reserve meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday. Fed-watchers were on the lookout for a single word:

Weekend Reads: Workaholics and witnesses

Weekend Reads: Workaholics and witnesses

By Caleb Nelson
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Books | Work, Play, Love: A Visual Guide to Calling, Career, and the Mission of God By Mark Shaw The sphere of work—complete with huge teeth—attempts to chomp down…

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