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."

Missouri lawmakers override veto to enact abortion wait period

By Courtney Crandell
Posted

Abortion | The Missouri state legislature enacted a 72-hour wait period for abortions yesterday, overriding Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto from earlier this year. The…

Midday Roundup: Cruz walks out on gala to protest anti-Israel hecklers

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Walkout. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, walked off the stage at a gala dinner for Middle Eastern Christians after some in the crowd booed his pro-Israel remarks.

Maine backs down in fight to end baby’s life

By Kiley Crossland
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Family | Last week, Maine’s Republican Gov. Paul LePage declared support for a mother in a battle with child welfare officials over a do-not-resuscitate order they…

Web Reads: Can a little knowledge be a dangerous thing?

Web Reads: Can a little knowledge be a dangerous thing?

By Susan Olasky
Posted

Newsworthy | Painful histories. The personal genome-mapping company 23andMe markets itself to family history enthusiasts, promising to “bring your family to life.” But…

Man challenges Belgium’s euthanasia law after mom’s death

By Andrew Branch
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Euthanasia | Tom Mortier is taking Belgium to Europe’s highest court for allowing doctors to euthanize his depressed mother and waiting to notify him until the next day.

Missouri family appeals contraceptive mandate ruling

By Leigh Jones
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Healthcare Mandate | A Missouri state legislator and his wife are hoping the U.S. Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling will prompt a federal appeals court to side with them in their…

Wait for answers threatens fragile calm in Ferguson

By Lynde Langdon
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Police | The conflict in Ferguson, Mo., might have simmered for a time, but the heat is rising again as residents lose patience with the government’s response to the…

For Democrats, Cuomo is an alternative to Clinton in 2016

By Kent Covington & Nick Eicher
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Campaign 2016 | This article is the eighth in a series called White House Wednesday, by the staff of The World and Everything in It, looking at potential 2016 candidates for

Midday Roundup: Eastern Ukraine to get more freedom, but not a divorce

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Ukraine united. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko plans to present a bill to Parliament next week that will allow more autonomy in the eastern regions of…

Globe Trot: Will the president order anti-ISIS airstrikes in Syria?

By Jamie Dean
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International | ISIS: President Barack Obama plans to address the nation tonight in a rare primetime speech, outlining his strategy for confronting the terror group…

MOOCs give higher education a run for its money

By Emily Scheie
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Education | The cost of higher education is drowning students in debt, but college degrees are increasingly important in careers. Massive open online courses (MOOCs),

Will GOP support for over-the-counter contraception woo women?

By Courtney Crandell
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Campaign 2014 | Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., who’s running for one of his state’s Senate seats, announced his support for over-the-counter oral contraceptives in a…

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