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."

Universal school breakfast programs give parents and teachers heartburn

By Laura Edghill
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Education | Schools nationwide are serving more breakfasts than ever, and many have adopted policies offering all students the meal, regardless of their income level or…

Child 44 portrays the rarest of heroes

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Child 44 is a finely crafted portrayal of one man’s commitment to honor, love, and justice in Stalinist Russia. Tom Hardy splendidly executes the role of a…

Midday Roundup: Millions of chickens killed to stop bird flu outbreak

By Leigh Jones
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Food | Killer virus. After an outbreak of bird flu at several poultry farms in Iowa, federal authorities have ordered 5.3 million hens euthanized to prevent the…

Vaccines & viruses: Debate cools as measles outbreak ends

By Daniel James Devine
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Vaccines & Viruses | Measles halted. With only three new measles cases reported in the United States since mid-March, California health officials last Friday declared the…

Globe Trot: Countries respond to hundreds of migrant deaths at sea

By Mindy Belz
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International | ITALY: Officials may mount targeted interventions with Libyan-based smugglers after the weekend’s devastating shipwreck killing…

Midday Roundup: FBI busts would-be terrorists trying to join ISIS

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Death plot. The FBI arrested six people in San Diego and Minneapolis on Sunday for attempting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State (ISIS). The arrests…

Kenyan government offers amnesty to al-Shabaab sympathizers

By Moses Wasamu
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Terrorism | NAIROBI, Kenya—Church leaders in Kenya are opposed to a government proposal to grant a blanket amnesty to youths who have joined the terror group al-Shabaab…

Dollars and Sense: Are jobless claims bottoming out?

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | A CEO resignation. The CEO of Angie’s List resigned last week, and there’s a story there. Bill Oesterle had been a co-founder and president of Angie’s…

Archeologists denounce ISIS attempt to erase history at Nimrud

By Julia A. Seymour
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ISIS | ISIS continued its destruction of archaeological treasures and historic sites last week by obliterating a city that dates back to Genesis. A propaganda video…

Judge nixes Houston pastors’ petition for anti-bias policy vote

By Bonnie Pritchett
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Courts | HOUSTON—A Harris County district judge ruled Friday that plaintiffs fell 585 signatures short of the required count on a petition recalling a controversial…

Weekend Reads: Dealing with reason and reasons to persevere

Weekend Reads: Dealing with reason and reasons to persevere

By Caleb Nelson
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Books | Not a Chance: God, Science, and the Revolt against Reason By R.C. Sproul and Keith Mathison Not a Chance: God, Science, and the Revolt against Reason  (Baker…

Midday Roundup: Bombing victims oppose death penalty for Tsarnaev

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Plea for mercy. The parents of the youngest person killed in the Boston Marathon bombing have asked federal prosecutors not to seek the death penalty for…

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