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."

Worldviews collide in viral letter between cancer patients

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Life | Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old woman with stage IV terminal brain cancer, made national news and re-kindled a public conversation with her decision to end…

The Vatican’s shifting stance on marriage and family

By Caroline Leal
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Religion | In a dramatic shift in tone, an assembly of Roman Catholic bishops convened by Pope Francis at the Vatican released a preliminary document Monday calling for…

Midday Roundup: Missionary doc gives blood to nurse with Ebola

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Health scare. The Dallas nurse infected with the Ebola virus has received a blood transfusion from Dr. Kent Brantly, a Samaritan’s Purse missionary doctor…

Crave-worthy courses for a Bible-starved culture

Crave-worthy courses for a Bible-starved culture

By Caroline Leal
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Education | Biola University Professor Kenneth Berding compares Americans’ biblical illiteracy to eating a diet of nothing but chicken nuggets. “Christians used to be…

With new technology, Navy drones can swarm an enemy ship like sharks

By Michael Cochrane
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Defense | Fourteen years ago this week, the USS Cole , a U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer refueling in Yemen, was attacked by suicide bombers who sidled up to the ship…

Alaska next to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples

By Lynde Langdon
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Marriage | Same-sex couples in Alaska began applying for marriage licenses today after an Alaska judge overturned the state’s marriage amendment yesterday. Alaska was…

Globe Trot: Cyclone batters Indian coast

By Jamie Dean
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International | INDIA: Hundreds of thousands of Indians fled the country’s eastern seaboard over the weekend as Cyclone Hudhud swept into the Bay of Bengal. Authorities…

Midday Roundup: Un-celebrating Columbus Day

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Holiday revision. While much of the nation commemorates Christopher Columbus’ voyage to the New World today, the city of Seattle will celebrate its first…

Dollars and Sense: The stock market roller coaster isn’t as scary as it looks

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Volatility returns. In the past three weeks, the Dow dropped more than 500 points. That’s not a huge amount in percentage terms—about 3 percent. But last…

CDC investigating after Dallas nurse tests positive for Ebola

By Lynde Langdon
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Ebola Virus | Health officials are closely watching the nurses, doctors, and hospital staff who cared for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan after one of his nurses tested…

Supreme Court denies stay of Idaho marriage ruling

By The Editors
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Marriage | UPDATE (7:30 p.m. EDT, Oct. 10): The U.S. Supreme Court late today denied Idaho's request for an emergency stay of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals…

Bellarive stretches and expands the worship band label

By Jeff Koch
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Music | Many artistic Christian musicians race to escape the “Christian” title as soon as possible, hoping for more crossover impact. Bellarive, on the other…

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