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."

Does the IRS have another backup of Lois Lerner’s emails?

By Andrew Branch
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IRS Scandal | Lois Lerner’s emails might not be missing after all. Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch claims the Obama administration intentionally lied about the…

Defense expert: ‘We have to drive ISIS out of Iraq’

By Kent Covington
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Q&A | Exactly how great a threat does ISIS, the Islamist group terrorizing northern Iraq, pose to the United States? Neither the White House nor the Pentagon has…

Is Common Core losing the public perception test?

By Emily Scheie
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Common Core | The education standards called Common Core have been adopted in more than 40 states, but according to a Phi Delta Kappa (PDK)/Gallup poll released Wednesday,

Midday Roundup: Russian troops found among Ukrainian rebels

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Bad timing. Just as Russian President Vladimir Putin was sitting down with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to talk about ending the fighting in eastern…

In with the old, out with the new at the Emmy’s

By Megan Basham
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Television | Recent research into U.S. television viewing habits has shown a growing enthusiasm for the medium. Younger viewers in particular say that fresh subject-matter…

California: All health insurance must cover abortion

By Courtney Crandell
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Healthcare | Health insurance companies in California may not refuse to cover the cost of abortions, state insurance officials have ruled. The decision is a reversal of…

Ebola-stricken African doctor dies after getting experimental drug

By Andrew Branch
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Ebola Virus | An African doctor who received an experimental Ebola drug has died, Liberia’s information minister said Monday. Dr. Abraham Borbor, the deputy chief medical…

Keepers of the peace or public safety threat?

By Michael Cochrane
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Police | The recent images of battle-dressed police officers atop armored vehicles confronting protesters in Ferguson, Mo., have ignited a concern smoldering for…

Naomi Shelton’s new album electrifies the body and edifies the soul

By Jeff Koch
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Music | Gospel soul singer Naomi Shelton performed in Brooklyn nightclubs for four decades before she was “discovered” by Daptone Records. The 71-year-old…

Midday Roundup: Napa wineries clean up after quake

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Shaken, not stirred. Business owners in Napa Valley are assessing damages after a 6.0-magnitude earthquake early Sunday morning. About 120 people received…

Globe Trot: Russia sends more tanks, armored vehicles to Ukraine

By Mindy Belz
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International | UKRAINE: Russian tanks and armored vehicles entered southeastern Ukraine today, away from where most of the intense fighting has been taking place and…

Cuba cracks down on Christians

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Cuba’s communist government has increased its oppression of religious institutions, according to a Christian watchdog group, with reports of religious…

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