Daily Dispatches

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Breaking news along with stories other media tend to overlook.

Why can’t African countries stay out of debt?

By Onize Ohikere
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Africa | Some Sub-Saharan African countries are once again wallowing in debt more than a decade after receiving major debt forgiveness. In 2005, U2 frontman Bono…

U.S. scientists recommend approval for three-parent embryo research

U.S. scientists recommend approval for three-parent embryo research

By Courtney Crandell
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Science | A panel of bioethicists and scientists in the U.S. gave cautionary approval this week to an ethically questionable process they say could prevent the transfer…

Midday Roundup: Wikileaks founder looks to UN for likely support

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Exile update. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up at an embassy in London for three years, might have found support from a UN panel. The…

Few happy with decision to allow mixed-gender prayer at Western Wall

By Bonnie Pritchett
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Israel | Much to the consternation of ultra-Orthodox Jews and the Palestinian Authority, the Israeli Cabinet on Jan. 31 approved the creation of a mixed-gender prayer…

Ethicists: UK embryo editing experiment opens genetic Pandora’s box

By Julie Borg
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Science | In the last few years, science and technology have equipped researchers with the ability to create genetically modified humans. But just because they can…

Britain’s anti-extremism plans include inspecting Sunday schools

Britain’s anti-extremism plans include inspecting Sunday schools

By Samantha Gobba
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Education | Christian groups in the United Kingdom are recoiling at a government proposal to inspect youth groups, Sunday schools, and scout troops for “undesirable…

Frustration mounts as Germany’s refugee crisis overwhelms resources

By Gary Bauman
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Immigration | “We can do it!” Chancellor Angela Merkel declared last summer after agreeing to keep her country’s borders open to about 1 million refugees. But Germans…

Top chef’s suicide shows the high stakes of haute cuisine

By Victoria Queen
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Obituaries | Benoit Violier, known as the “world’s best chef,” shocked foodies worldwide when he apparently shot and killed himself on Sunday. As other ambitious…

Wounded Warrior Project accused of lavish spending, inflating assistance

By Laura Finch
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Charities | Media and charity watchdog groups are taking aim at Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), the nonprofit juggernaut that assists wounded and disabled veterans upon…

Santorum officially ends campaign, endorses Rubio

By Lynde Langdon
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Campaign 2016 | UPDATE: In an appearance on Greta Van Susteren’s Fox News program, Rick Santorum officially announced he was suspending his campaign for the Republican…

Franklin Graham joins effort to end Oregon standoff

By Melinda Taylor
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Religion | Evangelist Franklin Graham this week telephoned four protesters occupying an Oregon wildlife refuge in an effort to help end the month-long standoff. The

Top generals: Women should register for the draft

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | The top generals of both the Army and the Marine Corps testified Tuesday that women should be required to register with Selective Service now that the…

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