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."

Congress scrambles to fix VA budget crisis

By Michael Cochrane
Posted

Military | Veterans Affairs officials are hopeful Congress will act this week to avert a looming budget crisis that could force the department to shut down some VA…

Dollars and Sense: Stock drop in China ripples around the world

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Selling off. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is in negative territory for the year after last week’s sell-off, which is continuing today. We’re in the…

Weekend Reads: Two books to highlight Christ’s glory

Weekend Reads: Two books to highlight Christ’s glory

By Caleb Nelson
Posted

Books | Look and Live: Behold the Soul-Thrilling, Sin-Destroying Glory of Christ By Matt Papa Twenty-seven million human beings are enslaved today. More than 50…

Texas Supreme Court sides with Houston pastors in ordinance fight

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Religious Liberty | The Texas Supreme Court today ordered the City of Houston to either repeal a controversial non-discrimination policy or put it to a citywide vote this…

Lafayette theater shooter had history of violence, mental illness

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Shooting | UPDATE: The family of movie theater shooter John Russel Houser said he had a violent streak and suffered from mental illness. In 2008, his family had him…

Fighting terrorism with Facebook and Twitter

Fighting terrorism with Facebook and Twitter

By Evan Wilt
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Terrorism | Congress wants social media sites to alert the government to possible terrorism activity, but some companies fear legislation could place too much…

Midday Roundup: Corporations shun Planned Parenthood

Midday Roundup: Corporations shun Planned Parenthood

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Keeping their distance. Three major companies have asked Planned Parenthood to remove their names as corporate sponsors, The Daily Signal reported. Planned…

Paper Towns glorifies questions over answers

By Alicia Cohn
Posted

Movies | John Green sets his wildly successful novels around life transition in the lives of young adults. He taps into this disproportionate drama better than any…

New York, University of California adopt $15 minimum wage

By Jae Wasson
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Business | Maybe New York’s fast-food workers shouldn’t be celebrating their new $15 minimum wage. While advocates for a higher minimum wage say it will help…

Effort to defund Planned Parenthood gains steam

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | Two Congressmen introduced legislation yesterday to defund Planned Parenthood as state governments and congressional committees launch investigations into the…

China tightens grip on religious minorities ahead of Xi Jinping’s U.S. visit

By J.C. Derrick
Posted

China | 
WASHINGTON—Human rights and religious practice are increasingly eroding in China, according to several witnesses who testified Thursday before the…

Portugal wants women seeking abortion to get counseling first

By Onize Ohikere
Posted

Abortion | A new legislative bill in Portugal could require women to get counseling before abortions and cover part of the expense themselves. In 2007, Portugal passed…

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