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."

Romania’s peculiar abortion history

By Susan Olasky
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Abortion | The taking of human life in the womb is not just an American issue. Romania has the highest abortion rate in Europe at about 480 for every 1,000 live births,

Josh Harris leaves pulpit to attend seminary

By Lynde Langdon
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Religion | Best-selling author Joshua Harris announced Sunday he is stepping down as lead pastor of Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, Md., to go to seminary.

Supreme Court considers fairness in housing, healthcare

By Mary Reichard & Nick Eicher
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Supreme Court | Fair housing. A Texas group called Inclusive Communities Project argued last week at the U.S. Supreme Court that Dallas neighborhoods are segregated because…

Midday Roundup: California issues Boy Scout ban for judges

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Forced resignation. A California ethics committee has barred state judges from volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America, saying the group practices…

Turkish PM: Istanbul will get its first new church since 1923

By Julia A. Seymour
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Turkey | The Turkish government has promised to allow Christians to build a new church in Istanbul, the first in almost 100 years. But skeptics say laying the first…

Air Force UFO files land online

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | X-Files fans and conspiracy theorists everywhere have reason to rejoice this month. The 130,000 pages of declassified Air Force files documenting thousands of…

Judges stays Alabama marriage ruling

By The Editors
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Marriage | UPDATE (9:45 a.m. EST, Jan. 26): The judge who struck down Alabama’s marriage law Friday issued a stay of her decision for two weeks, giving the state…

Dollars and Sense: Will trouble in Greece shake U.S. markets?

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Greek turmoil. Expect the unexpected this week in the markets. A radical left-wing party vowing to end Greece’s painful austerity program won a historic…

Marriage matters to Ohio high schoolers

By Bob Brown
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Education | How improbable is this: Put the organization of a biblical worldview conference into the hands of teenagers. Trust these high schoolers to coordinate…

Illinois Bible colleges sue over state regulation

By Dave Bell
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Religion | Three years ago, Rachel Vasquez enrolled in Dayspring Bible College and Seminary in Mundelein, Ill., north of Chicago. She wanted to attend a college that…

Among outrageous pop stars, Ed Sheeran is weirdly normal

By Jeff Koch
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Music | Twenty-three-year-old singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran stands out from this year’s Grammy frenzy. It’s not his nomination for the coveted best-album award nor…

GOP-led Senate begins mission to fix No Child Left Behind

By Emily Scheie
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Education | In its first hearing of the new Congress, the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions tackled a topic that has plagued lawmakers for…

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