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."

Legal Docket: High court ponders how to best tax online shopping

Legal Docket: High court ponders how to best tax online shopping

By Mary Reichard
Posted

Supreme Court | Tax season online. A case heard by the Supreme Court last week could affect anyone buying Christmas gifts over the internet. Colorado requires consumers who…

Kenyan church leaders back restrictive anti-terror law

By Moses Wasamu
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Kenya | NAIROBI, Kenya—Leaders from the Anglican and Catholic churches have thrown their weight behind the Kenyan government in its attempt to create a new law to…

Army chaplain reprimanded for discussing his faith

Army chaplain reprimanded for discussing his faith

By Michael Cochrane
Posted

Military | After multiple combat deployments, chaplain and U.S. Army Ranger Joseph Lawhorne shared during a suicide prevention training class how his faith had helped…

Midday Roundup: Sydney police end standoff with ideology-fueled terrorist

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Newsworthy | Terror in Sydney. Police in Sydney, Australia, today stormed a chocolate shop after a 16-hour standoff with a terrorist who had taken shoppers hostage. Local…

Globe Trot: Violence spikes in Afghanistan ahead of U.S. withdrawal

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | AFGHANISTAN: Taliban insurgency is on the upswing—no surprise—as U.S. forces prepare for a departure at the end of this month. At least 19 people were…

Dollars and Sense: Oil prices are playing havoc with the markets

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Stock market volatility. Volatility was back last week, and a lot of the news seemed to revolve around oil prices. We saw a couple of days last week with…

For Pentatonix, Christmas is heavy on fun, light on faith

By Jeff Koch
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Music | Pentatonix, a five member a cappella sensation, made the biggest Christmas music splash this year with a new album that rocketed to the top of the season,

Canadian education minister revokes approval for Christian law school

By J.C. Derrick
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Religious Liberty | The British Columbia Advanced Education Minister has revoked approval for Canada’s first Christian law school, citing ongoing legal issues. Amrik Virk…

Midday Roundup: Medical missionaries among Ebola ‘fighters’ honored by Time

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Persons of the year. A SIM missionary doctor in Liberia graces one of several covers of Time magazine, which this week named “the Ebola fighters” its…

Globe Trot: CIA chief snubs president to defend interrogation tactics

By Mindy Belz
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International | NATIONAL SECURITY: CIA Director John Brennan—in a forceful break with the president—held a press conference yesterday to respond to a Senate report…

Serial anti-religion bullies switch targets

Serial anti-religion bullies switch targets

By Sarah Padbury
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Religious Liberty | Two atheists who recently targeted churches in Hawaii that rent space from public schools are continuing their assault on religious liberty—this time, in…

House approves spending bill—barely

By J.C. Derrick
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Government | Measure avoids government shutdown but makes almost no one in Washington happy

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