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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."

Official: 62.1 percent vote in favor of same-sex marriage in Ireland

By Maria Baer
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Marriage | UPDATE: The official tally shows that 62.1 percent voted “yes” in Ireland’s same-sex marriage referendum. OUR EARLIER REPORT (9:05 a.m.):

Weekend Reads: ‘The dialectic of the love song’

Weekend Reads: ‘The dialectic of the love song’

By Bob Case
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Books | Love Songs: The Hidden History By Ted Gioia Music critic, scholar and author Ted Gioia’s Love Songs: The Hidden History (Oxford University Press, 2015) is a…

Las Vegas kicks off B.B. King memorials

By Heather Bridges
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Obituaries | The public viewing of B.B. King’s body in Las Vegas today begins a weeklong tribute to the great blues musician, who died May 14 at age 89. Next up: A…

TLC pulls 19 Kids over Josh Duggar misconduct scandal

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | UPDATE: TLC announced today it has pulled 19 Kids and Counting from its schedule. The move comes less than 24 hours after news broke of sexual misconduct…

China launches campaign to destroy church crosses

By June Cheng
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China | One year after authorities sent excavators to tear down the large Sanjiang Church in Wenzhou, China, officials have returned to remove crosses from the top of…

Midday Roundup: Police nab suspect in Washington family’s murder

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Under arrest. Authorities have arrested a suspect in the quadruple homicide of a Washington, D.C., family and their housekeeper. Daron Dylon Wint is a welder…

Globe Trot: Osama bin Laden’s treasure trove of documents

By Mindy Belz
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International | OBL: Among the trove of documents from Osama bin Laden declassified this week was an application for joining al Qaeda. IRELAND: Polls are open today for a…

‘Groundbreaking’ gay marriage study retracted over faked data

‘Groundbreaking’ gay marriage study retracted over faked data

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Marriage | The senior author of an allegedly groundbreaking study on gay marriage has retracted it following evidence that some of the data likely was fabricated. 

Senior living gets smart with a little help from technology

By Julie Borg
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Technology | More than 1.4 million elderly Americans live in nursing homes or assisted living communities. Although these facilities provide necessary levels of care that…

Midday Roundup: California crews work to clean oiled beaches, wildlife

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Befouled beaches. Clean-up crews in Santa Barbara, Calif., are working to minimize the damage of as many as 105,000 gallons of crude oil that leaked from an…

Black pro-lifer wins fight against NAACP over abortion parody

By Courtney Crandell
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Free Speech | In a ruling issued late Tuesday, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided unanimously with the pro-life Radiance Foundation in its trademark infringement…

Presidential candidates make much of foreign policy

By Kent Covington & Mary Reichard
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Campaign 2016 | The staff of The World and Everything in It has profiled 22 possible 2016 presidential candidates in its “White House Wednesday” series. Now they take a look

 
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