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."

OU fraternity member seeks forgiveness for racist chant

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted

Race Issues | The former University of Oklahoma fraternity member caught on film leading a racist chant apologized publicly on Wednesday, saying he is deeply sorry for his…

In posthumous video, Brittany Maynard calls for euthanasia law

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Euthanasia | A bill to legalize assisted suicide in California advanced out of committee Wednesday, aided by a new video featuring cancer victim Brittany Maynard, who…

Study: Smoking mothers delay babies’ development

Study: Smoking mothers delay babies’ development

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Health | A pregnant woman who smokes may delay her unborn baby’s central nervous system development, according to new research published in the medical journal Acta

Midday Roundup: Indiana enacts groundbreaking religious protections

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Fully protected. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence today signed a law that protects the religious rights of individuals, businesses, and associations. The measure…

Catholic school wins curriculum battle at Canadian Supreme Court

By Sarah Padbury
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Religious Liberty | The Canadian Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a Catholic high school’s right to teach a state-mandated ethics and religion class from its religious…

Globe Trot: Saudi Arabia joins the fray in Yemen

By Mindy Belz
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International | YEMEN: Overnight, Saudi forces began airstrikes against Houthi rebel positions in Yemen. The Iran-backed rebels have in recent weeks driven U.S. special…

Kansas bans dismemberment abortions

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | Abortionists in Kansas will soon be banned from performing dismemberment abortions, thanks to legislation passed by the state legislature Wednesday. 

Boko Haram uses human shields after another mass abduction

By Julia A. Seymour
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Nigeria | Almost one year after Boko Haram kidnapped 276 girls in Chibok, Nigeria, the Islamic terror group abducted as many as 500 women and children to use as human…

LifeWay abandons “heaven visitation resources”

By James Bruce
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Books | Heaven’s not for sale, and books recounting people’s journeys there won’t be, either—at least not at LifeWay, the bookseller and publishing house…

FDA approves GMO apples, potatoes that don’t brown

By Julie Borg
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Food | Apples and potatoes that turn brown within minutes of exposure to the air and spoil the aesthetic appeal of the most carefully prepared dishes, may soon be a…

Prosecutor: Co-pilot crashed Germanwings flight on purpose

By Lynde Langdon
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Tragedy | Black-box data revealed the co-pilot of a Germanwings flight slammed into an Alpine mountainside intentionally, leaving questions as to why he did it.

Bergdahl charged with desertion, faces life in prison

By Lynde Langdon
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Military | Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the captive for whom President Barack Obama traded five Taliban operatives, faces misconduct charges that carry a maximum penalty of life…

 
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