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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."

Globe Trot: Israeli Christian schools protest funding cuts

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | ISRAEL: Christians in Nazareth are protesting Israeli state funding cuts to church-run schools, delaying their opening. The dispute actually affects mostly…

Indian Hindu group claims murder of idol worship critic

By Anna K. Poole
Posted

India | India boasts national tolerance for a panoply of religious allegiances—Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, Sikhism, Jainism, and a smattering…

Midday Roundup: Obama locks down support for Iran deal

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Newsworthy | By the numbers. President Barack Obama this morning secured the last vote he needs to guarantee passage of the Iran nuclear deal. Sen. Barbara Mikulski,

Sister Wives star cites gay marriage ruling in polygamy defense

By Kiley Crossland
Posted

Marriage | The polygamous family starring in the hit TLC reality show Sister Wives believes the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage gives them…

City of Austin must pay for pregnancy resource centers’ legal defense

City of Austin must pay for pregnancy resource centers’ legal defense

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Courts | The city of Austin, Texas, will pay $480,000 in court and attorney’s fees to five pregnancy resource centers in a settlement following a June 2014 district…

Clerk summoned to court in Kentucky marriage license dispute

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Supreme Court | UPDATE: The federal judge who first ordered a Kentucky county clerk to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples has summoned the clerk and her staff…

March for Life wins groundbreaking case against Obamacare

By Bob Brown
Posted

Healthcare Mandate | A federal court ruled yesterday the organization that runs the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., does not have to provide health insurance plans that…

Midday Roundup: Ligonier suspends R.C. Sproul Jr.

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | Earthly consequences. Ligonier Ministries and R.C. Sproul Jr. have parted ways temporarily after Sproul admitted he was connected to the Ashley Madison…

Globe Trot: ISIS razes historic Palmyra piece by piece

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: At the ancient Palmyra site, Islamic State militants are attempting to destroy the Temple of Baal, a Roman-era structure, here seen from space. Oxford…

Churches and taxation: An old tradition draws new opponents

Churches and taxation: An old tradition draws new opponents

By Mary Reichard
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Religious Liberty | The genesis of property tax exemption for churches goes back to the book of Exodus. During the time of the Old Testament, the Egyptians exempted their…

Midday Roundup: Obama renames Mount McKinley on Alaskan trip

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | Hello, Denali. President Barack Obama is officially renaming Mount McKinley to its traditional moniker, “Denali,” while on a visit to Alaska. Obama is…

Two more suspects sought in Bangkok bombing

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Thailand | Thai officials are looking for two more suspects in the bombing of a Hindu shrine Aug. 17. Police issued arrest warrants Sunday for an unnamed foreign man and…

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