Daily Dispatches

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Breaking news along with stories other media tend to overlook.

Oklahoma governor vetoes bill making abortion a felony

By Lynde Langdon
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Abortion | Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin vetoed a bill today that would have criminalized abortion in the state, saying the proposed law was too vague and wouldn’t survive…

Man shot after drawing gun outside White House

By Leigh Jones
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Shooting | A Secret Service agent shot an armed suspect near the White House this afternoon. The man has been taken to a Washington hospital in critical condition.

Globe Trot: Ceasefire brings no relief to Syria’s persecuted Christians

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: Reports from a town near the city of Hama indicate ISIS brutally killed all the Christians and Alawites living there, an unspecified number who made up…

Former Phoenix VA head gets probation for ethics violations

By Maria Baer
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Military | A federal judge sentenced the former head of the Phoenix VA hospital to two years’ probation earlier this week. Sharon Helman was at the center of the 2014…

Midday Roundup: Congress agrees on debt relief for Puerto Rico

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Too big to fail? Congress is striking a deal with the White House to rescue Puerto Rico from $70 billion in debt. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and…

Templeton Foundation funds search for ‘evolutionary rethink’

Templeton Foundation funds search for ‘evolutionary rethink’

By Dick Peterson
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Evolution | It’s not just creationists and proponents of intelligent design chipping away at the Darwinian evolutionary model anymore. With help from an $8.7 million…

Body part, suitcases spotted in search for missing EgyptAir flight

By Lynde Langdon & Leigh Jones
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Tragedy | UPDATE: Egyptian search crews have located debris—including a body part, two seats and suitcases—180 miles north of the city of Alexandria, in the…

High-tech fabric could help mop up major oil spills

By Michael Cochrane
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Technology | The explosion and sinking of BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico six years ago resulted in what is considered the largest marine oil spill…

Bill criminalizing abortion heads to Oklahoma governor’s desk

By Bob Brown
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Abortion | On Thursday morning, the Oklahoma Senate passed a measure that would make performing abortion “unprofessional conduct” and a felony in the state. Any…

Journalist Morley Safer dies a week after retiring

By Lynde Langdon
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Obituaries | Morley Safer, the longtime 60 Minutes correspondent whose reporting from Vietnam changed war reporting forever, died today. He was 84.  Safer worked until…

Clunky format slays latest Christian video game offering

By Raymond Erikson
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Video Games | The Aetherlight , a Christian massively multiplayer game launched this month by Scarlet City Studios, is an admirable effort with a reach that exceeds its…

Methodists postpone decisions on sexuality, marriage

By Melinda Taylor
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Religion | PORTLAND, Ore.—Earlier this week, demonstrators wearing rainbow-patterned stoles marched into the room where thousands of United Methodists had gathered for…

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