Daily Dispatches

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Breaking news along with stories other media tend to overlook.

Court blocks California hospital’s attempt to end toddler’s life support

By Samantha Gobba
Posted

Health | A federal appeals court on Friday ruled the family of a toddler clinging to life in a California hospital could have more time to find a new facility to care…

EgyptAir crash investigation focuses on smoke, debris

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Tragedy | Investigators say smoke was detected in multiple places on a downed EgyptAir flight moments before it crashed, but the cause of the disaster remains unclear.

Smokey Robinson and the Miracles—of God

By Jim Long
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Music | The Recording Academy honored Motown legend Smokey Robinson on Thursday night but not for anything he’s done as a musician. The Grammy group presented…

Accidental discovery may give new life to rechargeable batteries

By Michael Cochrane
Posted

Technology | If you’ve owned a laptop computer or a smartphone for any length of time, you’ve probably had to replace the battery. That’s because after repeated…

Oklahoma governor vetoes bill making abortion a felony

By Lynde Langdon
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Abortion | Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin vetoed a bill today that would have criminalized abortion in the state, saying the proposed law was too vague and wouldn’t survive…

Man shot after drawing gun outside White House

By Leigh Jones
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Shooting | A Secret Service agent shot an armed suspect near the White House this afternoon. The man has been taken to a Washington hospital in critical condition.

Globe Trot: Ceasefire brings no relief to Syria’s persecuted Christians

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: Reports from a town near the city of Hama indicate ISIS brutally killed all the Christians and Alawites living there, an unspecified number who made up…

Former Phoenix VA head gets probation for ethics violations

By Maria Baer
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Military | A federal judge sentenced the former head of the Phoenix VA hospital to two years’ probation earlier this week. Sharon Helman was at the center of the 2014…

Midday Roundup: Congress agrees on debt relief for Puerto Rico

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Too big to fail? Congress is striking a deal with the White House to rescue Puerto Rico from $70 billion in debt. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and…

Templeton Foundation funds search for ‘evolutionary rethink’

Templeton Foundation funds search for ‘evolutionary rethink’

By Dick Peterson
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Evolution | It’s not just creationists and proponents of intelligent design chipping away at the Darwinian evolutionary model anymore. With help from an $8.7 million…

Body part, suitcases spotted in search for missing EgyptAir flight

By Lynde Langdon & Leigh Jones
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Tragedy | UPDATE: Egyptian search crews have located debris—including a body part, two seats and suitcases—180 miles north of the city of Alexandria, in the…

High-tech fabric could help mop up major oil spills

By Michael Cochrane
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Technology | The explosion and sinking of BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico six years ago resulted in what is considered the largest marine oil spill…

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