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."

Schools invite kids to stay for supper

By Emily Scheie
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Education | More schools across the country are serving students not just breakfast and lunch, but supper as well. Serving supper at school can help eradicate child…

More college campus cops are carrying guns

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Higher Education | Amid increased worries about school shootings and subsequent discussions on gun control, public universities are turning more and more toward arming campus…

Supreme Court issues big religious freedom ruling for Muslim prisoner

By Emily Belz
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Religious Liberty | The Supreme Court delivered a unanimous ruling in favor of a Muslim prisoner’s right to grow a half-inch beard in an Arkansas prison, underscoring its broad…

Under Obama’s new tax plan, everyone pays more

By Kent Covington
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Economy | In tonight’s State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama is expected to call for tax increases to pay for benefits for the poor and middle class, as…

Midday Roundup: ISIS demands $200 million to spare Japanese captives

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Deadly demands. ISIS militants are demanding a $200 million ransom to spare the lives of two Japanese hostages the group plans to kill in 72 hours. Kenji Goto…

One pastor’s tedious defense of the First Amendment

By Mary Reichard
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First Amendment | Last week, the pastor of a small church in Gilbert, Ariz., introduced himself on the steps outside of the Supreme Court.  “I’m Clyde Reed, pastor of…

Midday Roundup: NSA infiltrates North Korean computer system

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | In the know. The U.S. government could identify North Korea as the perpetrator of the hack attack against Sony because the National Security Agency has been…

Globe Trot: Europe’s battle with totalitarian ideology

By Mindy Belz
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International | DENMARK: Pegida, the European anti-Islamic group, is staying on the march despite death threats from ISIS. Organizers for a demonstration this evening in…

New president, papal visit brings hope to Sri Lankan Christians

By Julia A. Seymour
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Sri Lanka | A new president and a visit from Pope Francis brought joy and hope to Sri Lankans last week. Pope Francis arrived Jan. 12, shortly after voters elected…

Year-long space flight is a precursor to Mars missions

By Michael Cochrane
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Space | In just over two months, an American astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut will rocket to the International Space Station on a year-long mission to help…

Dollars and Sense: Earnings season, oil, and a Swiss surprise

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Earnings season underway. A week ago, Alcoa’s report kicked off the quarterly earnings season, and while it was good, the news has been mostly downhill…

A time for sober reflection

By Lynde Langdon
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Race Issues | Forty-six years after Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, America still struggles with racial tension and divisions

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