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."

Dollars and Sense: Wall Street looks to finish the year strong

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Steady as she goes. The Dow and the S&P 500 indexes set more records last week, but mostly they were pretty steady, with not a lot of ups and downs.

Chuck Hagel resigns from the Defense Department

By Leigh Jones
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Government | Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned from the Obama administration this morning, a move the president did not resist. An official who spoke on condition of…

Minnesota considers transgender high school sports

Minnesota considers transgender high school sports

By Wayne Stender
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Sexuality | Across the country, transgender policies are invading public and private school gyms. In at least eight states, including California, Nebraska, and…

Muslim militants kill 28 Christians in northern Kenya

By Moses Wasamu
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Kenya | NAIROBI, Kenya—Twenty-eight Christians were brutally murdered Saturday morning in Mandera, a town in northern Kenya, by Muslim militants belonging to the…

‘Normal Barbie’ keeps it real with cellulite, stretch marks, and acne

By Caroline Leal
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Culture | Move over, Barbie. A new doll with scars and cellulite is stealing your limelight. She’s the Lammily doll, a “normal Barbie” dreamed up by a toymaker…

Ouija is an exercise in foolishness

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Ouija (rated PG-13 for terror and some language) is like a mashup of a horror movie and the classic Saturday morning cartoon series Scooby-Doo —except the…

A musical experiment filled with sound but lacking passion

By Jeff Koch
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Music | Folk musician and singer Sam Amidon is known for turning old ballads and hymns into eerie, quavering, art-rock experiments. He succeeds even more than usual…

GOP files suit against Obama administration

By Leigh Jones
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Politics | House Republicans have filed suit against President Barack Obama, claiming he overstepped his constitutional authority in enforcing parts of Obamacare. GOP…

Appeals court lets ruling against abortion safety law stand

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | A federal appeals court said Thursday it would not reverse its earlier decision to block a Mississippi law that requires abortionists to obtain admitting…

China detains Christian aid worker on North Korean border

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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China | The Chinese government detained an American aid worker who operates on the China-North Korea border on Tuesday, according to the Sydney Morning Herald

Globe Trot: In Mexico, violence trumps immigration in the news

By Mindy Belz
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International | MEXICO: Obama’s decision to shield from deportation 5 million illegal immigrants in the United States made only bottom-of-the-fold news in…

Mockingjay, Part 1 asks teens to tackle harsh realities

By Emily Whitten
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Movies | Trailers for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 show hero Katniss Everdeen as a kind of modern Joan of Arc. Dressed all in black, she’s a warrior princess…

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