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."

Can gunfire detectors protect students from school shooters?

By Emily Scheie
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Shooting | Soldiers use technology to identify gunfire in war zones like Iraq and Afghanistan, and in the wake of such tragedies as the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012, some…

Globe Trot: Canadian officials delay D.C. trip after Keystone vote

By Mindy Belz
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International | CANADA:Yesterday’s 59-41 vote in the U.S. Senate against building the Keystone XL Pipeline will go down in the poli-sci textbooks for gamesmanship in its…

Ranchers losing battle over wild horses, grazing restrictions

By Angela Lu
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Government | As federal officials and ranchers butt heads over grazing on public land, the government’s protection of wild horses stokes the ire of many ranchers. For…

Keystone approval dies in the Senate

By Leigh Jones
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Politics | Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu fell one vote short of the 60 she needed to get her bill authorizing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline through the Senate…

The truth about where Obamacare came from and where it’s headed

By Kent Covington
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Healthcare | The revelation of recordings of Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber speaking with candor about the process used to pass the Affordable Care Act has sparked a…

St. Louis braces for grand jury decision

By Lynde Langdon
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Race Issues | Officials prepare for riots as protestors vow to take to the streets as soon as the announcement is read

Put down that snowball! The internet deleted the snow day.

By Laura Edghill
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Education | Students might soon have to give up their cherished snow days thanks to the ubiquitousness of something else they love—technology. November’s arctic…

Midday Roundup: Parents of ISIS victim say they will heal, forgive in time

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | A life laid down. Peter Kassig’s parents made their first public appearance since their son’s death during a press conference in the United Methodist…

Assailants brutalize Israeli synagogue during morning prayers

By Lynde Langdon
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Israel | Blood-soaked prayer shawls and prayer books lay strewn in an Israeli synagogue this morning after two Palestinians attacked worshipers with a gun and meat…

Doug Phillips excommunicated by church he founded

By Jamie Dean
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Religion | The leaders of Boerne Christian Assembly in Waring, Texas, announced they have excommunicated Doug Phillips, the former president of Vision Forum Ministries.

Hong Kong clears protest camp

By June Cheng
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China | More than 50 days after pro-democracy demonstrations began in Hong Kong, bailiffs began evicting the protesters camped out in front of Citic Tower in…

Tax-happy Maryland faces the Supreme Court

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court considered whether it’s illegal double taxation to tax income someone earned and paid taxes on in another state. That’s…

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