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."

Supreme Court OKs lethal injection drug

By Emily Belz
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Supreme Court | Key lethal injection drug not “cruel and unusual,” majority rules, as two justices announce opposition to death penalty

The Supreme Court’s brave new rights

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | By a vote of 5-4, the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday granted a new constitutional right: The right of same-sex couples to receive marriage licenses nationwide…

What does China gain from U.S. universities?

By Onize Ohikere
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Higher Education | WASHINGTON—In 2012, New York University (NYU) set up a degree-granting campus in Shanghai—one more American university stringing into China’s…

Church fires in the South recall past violence

By Lynde Langdon
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Crime | Arsonists have torched several African-American churches in the South in the last week, and a handful of other fires are under investigation as the nation…

Midday Roundup: Second fugitive captured alive in New York

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Finally found. The 22-day manhunt for escaped murderer David Sweat ended Sunday when a New York State Police sergeant shot and apprehended him just 2 miles…

Dollars and Sense: Economy, markets continue dispensing good news

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Healthy jumps. The U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding a key provision of the Affordable Care Act and lots of merger and acquisition (M&A) news in the…

Will NATO upgrades be enough to deter Russian aggression?

By Michael Cochrane
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Foreign Policy | The defense ministers of NATO’s 28 member countries met last week in Brussels to approve a range of upgrades to the alliance’s military capabilities. The…

Attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait part of ISIS call for Ramadan jihad

By Julia A. Seymour
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ISIS | Just days after ISIS extremists called for a month of jihad to coincide with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, bombers claiming to be affiliated with the…

Investigators find proof IRS destroyed evidence in targeting scandal

By Abby Reese
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IRS Scandal | Two Treasury Department inspectors general revealed last week someone erased computer evidence during the investigation into the IRS targeting…

Weekend Reads: Go to church … and what to do when you get there

Weekend Reads: Go to church … and what to do when you get there

By Caleb Nelson
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Books | I am a seminary graduate. Many of my friends are pastors. I preach at least twice a month. And I learned a great deal from Josh Moody’s  How Church Can

Police kill one escaped convict, search for other continues

By Leigh Jones
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Crime | Police in New York fatally shot escaped murderer Richard Matt this afternoon, hours after search teams discovered signs of the fugitives about 30 miles from…

Celebration, disappointment on the Supreme Court steps

By Jae Wasson
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Supreme Court | WASHINGTON—“You shouldn’t be here,” a young woman said. She leaned forward, her face flushed, a tiny gay rights equality flag stuck in her hair.

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