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."

U.S. lawmakers: Stop violence in Ukraine, hit Putin where it hurts

By Rikki Elizabeth Stinnette
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Ukraine | WASHINGTON—In a grassy field in eastern Ukraine, several victims of the Malaysian plane crash rot in the summer sun. Pro-Russian separatist fighters have…

Grading the effectiveness of public charter schools

By Emily Scheie
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Education | As July turns into August, smart shoppers are comparing prices on school supplies. At the University of Arkansas, a team of researchers has applied this idea…

Personal taxi services confound regulators

By Michael Cochrane
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Economy | As the marketplace gives birth to the peer-to-peer, or sharing, economy, app-driven personal taxi services are feeling the labor pains. The ride-sharing…

Conservatives cheer Obama nominee for religious liberty post

By Andrew Branch
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Persecution | President Barack Obama got rare commendations from conservatives on Monday when he announced his nominee for a long-vacant State Department post charged with…

Midday Roundup: American missionary with Ebola in ‘grave condition’

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Terrifying. A Texas doctor communicating with a medical missionary in Liberia via email told The Associated Press his friend is in “grave condition”and is…

Will Congress fork over $17 billion to fix the VA?

By Lynde Langdon
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Government | Congress will pay for some veterans to get care from private doctors as part of proposed reforms to the Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare system. The…

North Carolina AG: Resistance to gay marriage is futile

By The Editors
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Marriage | North Carolina’s attorney general announced yesterday he would not continue defending his state’s traditional marriage laws after a federal appeals court…

Is Hindu nationalism behind crackdown on India’s Christians?

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Christian minorities in central India face a new threat as Hindu extremists in more than a dozen village councils have passed restrictions on religions other…

4th Circuit: Virginia gay marriage ban an ‘impermissible infringement’

By Leigh Jones
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Marriage | A federal court in Virginia struck down that state’s traditional marriage law this morning, striding lock-step with other courts who have ruled same-sex…

Study confirms childhood trauma more common in soldiers

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | Military members and veterans are more likely to have faced childhood trauma than civilians, according to a new study. Researchers say the results support the…

Obamacare in peril: ‘The president needs the courts to save him’

By Mary Reichard
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Healthcare | Same day, same issue, two different decisions. Last week, federal appellate judges were at odds over what the law behind Obamacare says and what it means. At…

Christian aid workers stricken with Ebola in Liberia

By Andrew Branch
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Africa | A Liberian doctor has died and two American aid workers are ill as West Africa’s Ebola outbreak worsens.  Dr. Samuel Brisbane, a top Liberian health…

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