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."

Soccer fans, players skeptical of FIFA chief’s claim of innocence


By Abby Reese
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Sports | In the wake of FIFA executives’ arrests on Wednesday, European soccer teams are calling for soccer’s governing body to clean house, starting at the top.

Midday Roundup: Hastert indicted for cover-up of still-secret scandal

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Paid off. A federal grand jury has indicted former House Speaker Dennis Hastert for paying someone $3.5 million in hush money over “prior misconduct.” The…

Christian perspectives on Nebraska’s death penalty repeal

By Jonathan Boes
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Death Penalty | The death penalty died in Nebraska this week, with support from nearly half the state Senate’s Republicans. With execution costs growing and lethal…

Samaritan’s Purse heads to Texas as floodwaters continue to rise

By Margaret Tazioli
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Disaster relief | The rivers keep rising as heavy rains continue to inundate large parts of Texas. “I wish I could describe Texas rain to you,” Hannah Lechmann, a Houston…

Churches respond to Ireland’s same-sex marriage vote

By James Bruce
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Marriage | The Emerald Isle is now a rainbow: Ireland on Friday became the first country to legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote. But not everyone is pleased with…

Arizona enacts nation’s tightest welfare restrictions

By Evan Wilt
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Poverty | Arizona lawmakers have restricted federally funded welfare benefits to the narrowest time window in the nation. The restrictions apply to Temporary Assistance…

New smartphone app will track fish from trawler to table

By Sandy Barwick
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Technology | Can’t decide between cod or flounder for dinner? Soon there may be an app for that. A group of scientists and fishermen say the new tool will allow…

California Assembly passes abortion-referral bill aimed at pregnancy centers

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | California’s Assembly passed a measure Tuesday that pro-life advocates say violates the constitutional rights of the state’s crisis pregnancy centers. If…

George Pataki makes presidential run official

By Kent Covington
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Campaign 2016 | Former three-term New York Gov. George Pataki is running for the Republican Party nomination for president. He made it official Thursday morning, telling a…

Family Christian accepts bid for buy-out from existing investors

Family Christian accepts bid for buy-out from existing investors

By Lynde Langdon
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Business | The bankrupt Family Christian Stores (FCS) has auctioned its assets to the highest bidder, which is owned by the same company that owns FCS and promises to…

Decade-long sit-in at Massachusetts Catholic church nears end

By Kaylen Tanner
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Religion | Former parishioners of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Roman Catholic Church, in Scituate Mass., are waiting to find out whether they can keep their church…

Fast food companies announce ‘healthy’ changes

By Michaela Jae Wasson
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Food | Denise Barratt quit fast food. Noah, her first-grade son, helped her make up her mind. He watched an episode of The Simpsons , in which Lisa Simpson became a…

 
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