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."

Using antibacterial everything could actually make you sick

Using antibacterial everything could actually make you sick

By Julie Borg
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Health | Antibacterial compounds, found in more than 2,000 everyday products, may pose health risks for pregnant women and their unborn babies, scientists reported at…

Florida judge strikes down marriage amendment

By The Editors
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Marriage | A federal judge Thursday afternoon declared unconstitutional Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage. Repeating an argument made by many other federal judges,

New Orleans’ charter school experiment

By Emily Scheie
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Education | Nine years ago this month, Hurricane Katrina swept through New Orleans. Though it brought destruction, it also brought an opportunity for change. In the years…

Did Darwin help start WWI?

By Dick Peterson
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History | As scholars debate whether World War I was an accidental war rife with mistakes and misperceptions or an intentional plan to dominate the world, a new…

Report on Quebec train disaster downplays main cause

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | A year after a runaway oil train exploded near the Maine border with Quebec, the investigation report released this week cited 18 contributing factors. But…

New York farmers ordered to host gay weddings

By Sarah Padbury
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Religious Liberty | An administrative law judge in New York has found a couple guilty of discrimination because they refused to allow two lesbians to rent their farm for a…

Web Reads: Is your church building ugly?

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Glorifying God in buildings. Urbanologist Aaron Renn suggests eight reasons Protestants tend to “place a low value on sacred architecture—resulting in…

Miracle in Atlanta: Ebola patients released

By Andrew Branch
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Ebola Virus | Doctors at Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital declare two American missionaries cured of Ebola

Midday Roundup: U.S. tried to rescue ISIS captives earlier this summer

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Secret mission. The White House acknowledged yesterday that it tried and failed to rescue journalist James Foley and other American hostages held by ISIS…

Critics throw cold water on the Ice Bucket Challenge

By Courtney Crandell
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Culture | In 2012, “Gangnam Style” parodies stormed the internet. In 2013, thousands posted videos of themselves convulsing to the “Harlem Shake.” But in 2014,

Supreme Court keeps Virginia marriage laws in place

By Leigh Jones
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Marriage | The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday issued an emergency stay on the federal appeals court ruling striking down Virginia’s traditional marriage…

Cities experiment with paying poor students for good grades

Cities experiment with paying poor students for good grades

By Emily Scheie
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Education | High-school students don’t usually see cash rewards for school success until their education helps them secure a job. But New York City and Memphis, Tenn.,

 
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