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."

Wyoming Catholics stay off the federal aid reservation

By James Bruce
Posted

Religious Liberty | Wyoming Catholic College (WCC) has decided to forgo Title IV federal funding in order to protect its commitment to Roman Catholic teaching. In doing so, the…

Globe Trot: Kenyan officials demand UN close refugee camp for Somalis

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | KENYA: Officials are demanding the UN close Dadaab refugee camp, the world’s largest at 350,000 residents, in the wake of the Garissa University College…

Midday Roundup: Most tax filers will get refunds, IRS says

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Tax day. Today is the annual deadline for filing individual income tax returns, and the IRS says about 78 percent of income-tax filers this year qualified for…

Muslims in Kashmir riot over Hindu settlement proposal

By Anna K. Poole
Posted

India | Last week, India’s central government announced a plan to develop new settlements in Kashmir for nearly 200,000 displaced Hindus, known as Pandits, who fled…

Senate panel approves bill limiting White House power in Iran deal

By Leigh Jones
Posted

Iran | The Senate Foreign Relations Committee unanimously approved a bill this afternoon that would give congressional oversight to the deal President Barack Obama…

Midday Roundup: U.S. officials say airstrikes damaging ISIS

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Making headway? U.S. officials say Islamic State (ISIS) militants have lost control of about one-quarter of the territory taken in Iraq, insisting…

Don’t be taken for The Longest Ride

By Bob Brown
Posted

Movies | Every movie educates as it entertains. The Longest Ride (rated PG-13 for some sexuality, partial nudity, and some war and sports action) quietly teaches the…

Vaccines & Viruses: Australia gets tough on vaccine objectors

By Daniel James Devine
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Vaccines & Viruses | No jab, no pay. Under a new policy announced Sunday, Australian families on welfare could see their benefits cut by up to $11,000 if they refuse vaccines for…

Rubio announces presidential campaign

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

Campaign 2016 | Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., officially announced his campaign for president today, pledging to revive flagging American exceptionalism.  “I believe our…

Signature haggling continues in Houston anti-bias ordinance case

By Bonnie Pritchett
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Courts | HOUSTON—In what many expected to be the final hearing in the lawsuit against the City of Houston and Mayor Annise Parker, attorneys continued Monday to…

Supreme Court examines how police deal with the mentally ill

By Mary Reichard
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Police | By some estimates, about half the people killed by law enforcement have a mental illness of some kind, according to 30 years of data from the National…

Debate over Islamic courts fuels religious tension in Tanzania

By Julia A. Seymour
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North Africa | Tanzania’s outgoing president has warned rising religious tension in his country could derail an upcoming constitutional referendum on April 30 and…

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