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."

Web reads: What should you tell your kids about Santa Claus?

Web reads: What should you tell your kids about Santa Claus?

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Is Santa real? What to tell children about Santa Claus: Anthropologist Margaret Mead had ungodly notions about some things, but she spent some time…

Old games for your new consoles

By Raymond Erikson
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Technology | So your family is about to get a shiny new video game console for Christmas—Playstation, Xbox, or Wii—and you need something to play besides glitzy murder…

‘Sexual orientation’ added to Olympic anti-bias policy

By Kiley Crossland
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Sports | The International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted last week to add “sexual orientation” to the Olympic Charter. The decision comes after pressure from gay…

Boko Haram kidnaps another 185 women and children

By Leigh Jones
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Nigeria | The Nigerian militant group Boko Haram kidnapped another 185 women and children from a village in the country’s north earlier this week. Before driving off…

Midday Roundup: Sony pulls anti-North Korea film over threats, hacking

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Off-screen drama. The United States has connected the North Korean government with cyberattacks against Sony Pictures, Fox News reported. Sony on Wednesday…

Curiosity continues to make tracks on Mars

By Julie Borg
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Science | More than 16 months after landing on the Red Planet, the Mars rover Curiosity is trekking to its ultimate destination—climbing 3-mile-high Mount Sharp, a…

Kentucky sinks tourism tax incentives for Noah’s ark theme park

By Sarah Padbury
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Religious Liberty | Kentucky officials withdrew a state tax incentive package last week for a Christian nonprofit building a replica of Noah’s ark, claiming the rebate violated…

First lady Michelle Obama’s food fight rages on

By Laura Edghill
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Education | Congress threw some whole grains out of first lady Michelle Obama’s food fight last week by passing a massive year-end spending bill that eases some…

GOP presidential hopefuls compete in the ‘invisible primary’

By Kent Covington & Nick Eicher
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Campaign 2016 | Each Wednesday for the past several months, The World and Everything in It has profiled possible candidates in the next presidential election. The Democratic field

Midday Roundup: Judge rules immigration action unconstitutional

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Meaningless victory? A federal judge in Pennsylvania ruled Tuesday that parts of President Barack Obama’s executive orders on immigration are…

Obama on Cuba: Isolation has not worked

By Leigh Jones
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Cuba | Although well-intentioned, U.S. policy has not succeeded in taking down the Castro administration, Obama said

Globe Trot: Kurds take on ISIS strongholds in Northern Iraq

By Mindy Belz
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IRAQ: Kurdish peshmerga forces have launched a massive ground attack against ISIS west of Mosul, and are counting on U.S. airstrikes to help…

 
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