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."

Human rights group blames Syrian government for most church attacks

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Syria’s Christians continue to be caught in the middle of the ongoing war between various anti-government factions, Islamic State (ISIS) militants, and the…

Russian rocket failures raise fears for future manned launches

By Michael Cochrane
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Space | The successive launch failures of Russia’s two primary workhorse rocket boosters may be indicators of systemic quality and management problems in the…

California Medical Association takes ‘neutral’ stance on euthanasia

By Courtney Crandell
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Euthanasia | The California Medical Association (CMA) officially adopted a neutral stance on physician-assisted suicide last week, ushering California closer to legalizing…

Dollars and Sense: Record highs on mixed news—the Fed speaks again

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Record highs. Last Monday, the Dow and the S&P 500 hit new records, and then again several times later in the week these indexes bounced around and hit…

Official: 62.1 percent vote in favor of same-sex marriage in Ireland

By Maria Baer
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Marriage | UPDATE: The official tally shows that 62.1 percent voted “yes” in Ireland’s same-sex marriage referendum. OUR EARLIER REPORT (9:05 a.m.):

Weekend Reads: ‘The dialectic of the love song’

Weekend Reads: ‘The dialectic of the love song’

By Bob Case
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Books | Love Songs: The Hidden History By Ted Gioia Music critic, scholar and author Ted Gioia’s Love Songs: The Hidden History (Oxford University Press, 2015) is a…

Las Vegas kicks off B.B. King memorials

By Heather Bridges
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Obituaries | The public viewing of B.B. King’s body in Las Vegas today begins a weeklong tribute to the great blues musician, who died May 14 at age 89. Next up: A…

TLC pulls 19 Kids over Josh Duggar misconduct scandal

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | UPDATE: TLC announced today it has pulled 19 Kids and Counting from its schedule. The move comes less than 24 hours after news broke of sexual misconduct…

China launches campaign to destroy church crosses

By June Cheng
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China | One year after authorities sent excavators to tear down the large Sanjiang Church in Wenzhou, China, officials have returned to remove crosses from the top of…

Midday Roundup: Police nab suspect in Washington family’s murder

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Under arrest. Authorities have arrested a suspect in the quadruple homicide of a Washington, D.C., family and their housekeeper. Daron Dylon Wint is a welder…

Globe Trot: Osama bin Laden’s treasure trove of documents

By Mindy Belz
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International | OBL: Among the trove of documents from Osama bin Laden declassified this week was an application for joining al Qaeda. IRELAND: Polls are open today for a…

‘Groundbreaking’ gay marriage study retracted over faked data

‘Groundbreaking’ gay marriage study retracted over faked data

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Marriage | The senior author of an allegedly groundbreaking study on gay marriage has retracted it following evidence that some of the data likely was fabricated. 

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